Grand Prix of Naples

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The Grand Prix of Naples was an auto racing event, held in Posillipo, outside Napoli.

In its original incarnation, it began in 1934. Known as the Coppa Principessa di Piemonte in honor of Marie-José of Belgium, it continued from the same event held in 1933 in the the Circuito Province Meridionale. It was held again from 1937 to 1939.

After World War II it was restarted as the Gran Premio di Napoli, starting in 1948. The race took place at the 4100mi Circuito di Posillipo, going along the Via A. Manzoni and Via Nuova Parco. Starting in Formula Two regulations, but from 1954 it became either a sports car race or a non-Championship Formula One race. It was last held in 1962.

In 1998, the Naples circuit received the Rievocazione Storica Gran Premio di Napoli (Grand Prix of Naples Historic Revival). The name Gran Premio di Napoli now refers to a cycling event.


Year Driver/s Vehicle Race title
1933 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianfranco Comotti Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza I Coppa Principesa di Piemonte‡
1934 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Tazio Nuvolari Maserati 6C II Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
Not held
1937 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giuseppe Farina
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Felice Trossi
Alfa Romeo 12C III Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
1938 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aldo Marazza Maserati 4CS IV Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
1939 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Peter Wakefield Maserati 6CL V Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
Not held
1948 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi Osca MT4 I Gran Premio di Napoli
1949 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Roberto Vallone Ferrari 166C II Gran Premio di Napoli
1950 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Franco Cortese Ferrari 166 F2 III Gran Premio di Napoli
1951 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Ferrari 166 F2 IV Gran Premio di Napoli
1952 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 500 F2 V Gran Premio di Napoli
1953 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 500 F2 VI Gran Premio di Napoli
1954 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Musso Maserati A6 GCS VII Gran Premio di Napoli
1955 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Lancia D50 VIII Gran Premio di Napoli
1956 22px-Flag of France.png Robert Manzon Gordini T16 IX Gran Premio di Napoli
1957 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Collins Lancia-Ferrari D50 X Gran Premio di Napoli
1958 22px-Flag of Sweden.svg.png Joakim Bonnier Maserati 200S XI Gran Premio di Napoli
1959 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Tony Settember WRE Maserati XII Gran Premio di Napoli
1960 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Menato Boffa WRE Maserati XIII Gran Premio di Napoli
1961 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari 156 XIV Gran Premio di Napoli
1962 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Willy Mairesse Ferrari 156 XV Gran Premio di Napoli
    • ‡ - Not held in Naples