Coppa Acerbo

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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

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.


Race winners[change | change source]

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

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

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

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

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)[change | change source]

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

Year by year[change | change source]

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

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

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

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]