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Moroccan Grand Prix

Ain-Diab.png
32px-Flag of Morocco.png Moroccan Grand Prix
Circuit Ain-Diab Circuit
Laps 53
First held 1925
First race Casablanca Grand Prix
Last held 1958
Times held 13
Circuit length km 7.618
Circuit length mi 4.724
Race length km 403.754
Race length mi 250.37
Most wins driver no repeat winners
Most wins constructor 22px-Flag of France.png Bugatti (4)
Current year 1958
Winner 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss
Winning team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Vanwall
Winning time 2:09:15.100
Second 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn
Second team 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari
Second time +2.211s
Third 22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill
Third team 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari
Third time +34.163s
Pole driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn
Pole team 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari
Pole time 2:23.1
Fastest lap driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss
Fastest lap team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Vanwall
Fastest lap 2:22.5


The Moroccan Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor racing event begun in 1925 in Casablanca, Morocco with the official denomination of "Casablanca Grand Prix".

In 1930, the race was held at the new Anfa Racecourse (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 organized in Morocco.


Winners of the Moroccan Grand Prix

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Year Driver Constructor Category Location Report
1958 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss Vanwall Formula One Ain-Diab Report
1957 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Behra Maserati Formula One Ain-Diab Report
1956 22px-Flag of France.png Maurice Trintignant Ferrari Sports cars Agadir Report
1955 22px-Flag of France.png Mike Sparken Ferrari Sports cars Agadir Report
1954 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giuseppe Farina Ferrari Sports cars Agadir Report
1953
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1935
Not held
1934 22px-Flag of Monaco.svg.png Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Touring cars Anfa Report
1933 Not held
1932 22px-Flag of France.png Marcel Lehoux Bugatti Touring cars Anfa Report
1931 22px-Flag of France.png Stanislas Czaikowski Bugatti Touring cars Anfa Report
1930 22px-Flag of France.png Charles Bénitah Amilcar Touring cars Anfa Report
1929 Not held
1928 22px-Flag of France.png E. Meyer Bugatti Touring cars Casablanca Report
1927 22px-Flag of France.png G. Roll Georges Irat Touring cars Casablanca Report
1926 22px-Flag of France.png R. Meyerl Bugatti Touring cars Casablanca Report
1925 22px-Flag of France.png Comte de Vaugelas Delage Touring cars Casablanca Report



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