Moroccan Grand Prix

The Moroccan Grand Prix (Arabic: سباق الجائزة الكبرى المغربي) was a Grand Prix first organised in 1925 in Casablanca, Morocco with the official denomination of "Casablanca Grand Prix".

Moroccan Grand Prix
Anfa Circuit (1930–1934)
Agadir Circuit (1954–1956)
Ain-Diab Circuit (1957–1958)
Layouts of Anfa Circuit and Ain-Diab Circuit.png
Race information
Number of times held13
First held1925
Last held1958
Most wins (drivers)No repeat winners
Most wins (constructors)France Bugatti (4)
Last race (1958)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

HistoryEdit

In 1930, the race was held at the new Anfa Circuit (official denomination "Anfa Grand Prix"). It claimed the life of driver Count Bruno d'Harcourt during a practice run. All winners, in touring cars, were either French or Monegasque.

There was no race in 1933 nor between 1935 and 1953. When it returned in 1954, it was held on a circuit at the city of Agadir for sports cars, and French dominance was interrupted by an Italian driver, Giuseppe Farina.

A new layout at Ain-Diab near Casablanca was made ready for the 1957 Formula One race which, although not counting toward the World Championship, attracted a world-class field.

The following year the race was officially sanctioned and was held on October 19, 1958. The race was marred by the death of Stuart Lewis-Evans (second in the 1957 race) who died in a London hospital of burn injuries six days after crashing heavily at the dusty circuit. His Vanwall engine seized (possibly because of dust) and sent him lurching into barriers at high speed, igniting his car in flames. This was the last Grand Prix organised in Morocco.

Winners of the Moroccan Grand PrixEdit

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

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Wins Constructor Years won
4   Bugatti 1926, 1928, 1931, 1932
3   Ferrari 1954, 1955, 1956

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

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Wins Manufacturer Years won
4   Bugatti 1926, 1928, 1931, 1932
3   Ferrari 1954, 1955, 1956

Year by yearEdit

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Year Driver Constructor Category Location Report
1925   Comte de Vaugelas Delage Touring cars Casablanca Report
1926   R. Meyerl Bugatti Touring cars Report
1927   G. Roll Georges Irat Touring cars Report
1928   E. Meyer Bugatti Touring cars Report
1929 Not held
1930   Charles Bénitah Amilcar Touring cars Anfa Report
1931   Stanisław Czaykowski Bugatti Touring cars Report
1932   Marcel Lehoux Bugatti Touring cars Report
1933 Not held
1934   Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Touring cars Anfa Report
1935

1953
Not held
1954   Giuseppe Farina Ferrari Sports cars Agadir Report
1955   Mike Sparken Ferrari Sports cars Report
1956   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari Sports cars Report
1957   Jean Behra Maserati Formula One Ain-Diab Report
1958   Stirling Moss Vanwall Formula One Ain-Diab Report

SourcesEdit