Coppa Acerbo

automobile race held in Pescara, Italy
(Redirected from Pescara Grand Prix)

The Coppa Acerbo was an motor race held in Italy. Following Italy's defeat in World War II, the race was renamed the Circuito di Pescara, and in some years was also referred to as the Pescara Grand Prix (Gran Premio di Pescara). The race was run between 1924 and 1961 with a variety of vehicle classes. In 1957 the Pescara Grand Prix was one round of the Formula One World Championship. This race which holds the record of the longest circuit length ever used for a Championship event.

Coppa Acerbo / Circuito di Pescara
Pescara Circuit
Circuit Pescara.svg
Race information
Number of times held27
First held1924
Last held1961
Most wins (drivers)Italy Giuseppe Campari (3)
Most wins (constructors)Italy Alfa Romeo (10)
Circuit length25.579 km (15.894 mi)
Race length460.422 km (286.093 mi)
Laps18
Last race (1957)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap


Race winnersEdit

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

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Wins Driver Years won
3   Giuseppe Campari 1927, 1929, 1931
2   Luigi Fagioli 1933, 1934
  Achille Varzi 1930, 1935
  Bernd Rosemeyer 1936, 1937
  Giovanni Bracco 1948, 1952

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

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Wins Constructor Years won
10   Alfa Romeo 1924, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1939, 1949, 1950
4   Ferrari 1951, 1952, 1953, 1961
3   Auto Union 1935, 1936, 1937
  Maserati 1930, 1948, 1954
2   Mercedes-Benz 1934, 1938

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

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Wins Manufacturer Years won
10   Alfa Romeo 1924, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1939, 1949, 1950
4   Ferrari 1951, 1952, 1953, 1961
3   Auto Union 1935, 1936, 1937
  Maserati 1930, 1948, 1954
2   Mercedes-Benz 1934, 1938

Year by yearEdit

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Year Driver(s) Class Vehicle Race title
1924   Enzo Ferrari Grand Prix Alfa Romeo RL I Coppa Acerbo
1925   Guido Ginaldi Grand Prix Alfa Romeo RL II Coppa Acerbo
1926   Luigi Spinozzi Grand Prix Bugatti T35 III Coppa Acerbo
1927   Giuseppe Campari Grand Prix Alfa Romeo P2 IV Coppa Acerbo
1928 Not held
1929   Giuseppe Campari Grand Prix Alfa Romeo P2 V Coppa Acerbo
1930   Achille Varzi Grand Prix Maserati 26M VI Coppa Acerbo
1931   Giuseppe Campari Grand Prix Alfa Romeo Tipo A VII Coppa Acerbo
1932   Tazio Nuvolari Grand Prix Alfa Romeo Tipo-B 'P3' VIII Coppa Acerbo
1933   Luigi Fagioli Grand Prix Alfa Romeo Tipo-B 'P3' IX Coppa Acerbo
1934   Luigi Fagioli Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz W25 X Coppa Acerbo
1935   Achille Varzi Grand Prix Auto Union B Typ. XI Coppa Acerbo
1936   Bernd Rosemeyer Grand Prix Auto Union C Typ. XII Coppa Acerbo
1937   Bernd Rosemeyer Grand Prix Auto Union C Typ. XIII Coppa Acerbo
1938   Rudolf Caracciola Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz W154 XIV Coppa Acerbo
1939   Clemente Biondetti Voiturette Alfa Romeo 158 XV Coppa Acerbo
1940

1946
Not held
1947   Vincenzo Auricchio Sports car Stanguellini-Fiat 1100 XVI Circuito di Pescara
1948   Giovanni Bracco
  Alberto Ascari
Sports car Maserati A6GCS XVII Circuito di Pescara
1949   Franco Rol Sports car Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS XVIII Circuito di Pescara
1950   Juan Manuel Fangio Formula One Alfa Romeo 158 XIX Circuito di Pescara
1951   José Froilán González Formula One Ferrari 375 XX Circuito di Pescara
1952   Giovanni Bracco
  Paolo Marzotto
Sports car Ferrari 250 S 1° 12 Ore di Pescara
1953   Umberto Maglioli
  Mike Hawthorn
Sports car Ferrari 375 MM 2° 12 Ore di Pescara
1954   Luigi Musso Formula One/Two Maserati 250F XXIII Gran Premio di Pescara
1955 Not held
1956   Robert Manzon Sports car Gordini T15S XXIV Gran Premio di Pescara
1957   Stirling Moss Formula One Vanwall VW5 XXV Circuito di Pescara
1958

1959
Not held
1960   Denny Hulme Formula Junior[1] Cooper T52 - BMC XXVI Gran Premio di Pescara
1961   Lorenzo Bandini
  Giorgio Scarlatti
Sports car Ferrari 250 TRI 1961 4h Testa Rosa

ReferencesEdit

  1. Autocourse Review of International Motor Sport 1960 Part Two. 1961. p. 164.

Other websitesEdit