1 P A R C O PARCO VALENTINO SALONE & GRAN PREMIO CITTÀ DI TORINO, JUNE 2015
2 PARCO VALENTINO SALONE & GRAN PREMIO, JUNE 2015 Becoming European Capital of Sports and being part of EXPO-TO in 2015, Torino will return under the spotlight of the automotive world, hosting from 11th to 14th of June, PARCO VALENTINO - SALONE & GRAN PREMIO, an event under the patronage of the City of Torino and presented by Parco Valentino Organising Committee. The President of the Committee, Andrea Levy, is a Torino entrepreneur who has worked for years in the trade of communication, tourism and events, exploiting his four-wheel experience and passion, creating a unique festival which celebrates vehicles both stationarily and dynamically. TORINO, EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SPORTS 2015 PARCO VALENTINO - SALONE & GRAN PREMIO will mark a turning point in the evolution of automotive events, giving the opportunity to automobile manufacturers and designers to present their cars either in the stationary exhibition set in the Parco del Valentino, or in a dynamic way, with an event that will catalyze the attention of worldwide television, media, photographers and enthusiasts, the GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO which will take place on Sunday, June 14th.
3 PARCO VALENTINO SALONE & GRAN PREMIO CITTÀ DI TORINO, GIUGNO 2015 Via Francesco Petrarca Viale Stefano Turr Borgo Medioevale Torino Esposizioni Viale Matteo Maria Boiardo PRESENTATION STAGE VILLORESI ACCESS Viale Carlo Ceppi START ENTERTAINMENT AREA Viale Diego Balsamo Crivelli Viale Virgilio Corso Massimo d Azeglio Viale Medaglie d Oro DESIGNERS EXHIBITION PRESS ROOM VIP LOUNGE Castello del Valentino ASCARI ACCESS Corso Guglielmo Marconi Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli Corso Massimo d Azeglio GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO Corso Vittorio Emanuele II AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS EXHIBITION Viale Virgilio ESPOSIZIONE AUTO COMPETIZIONE NUVOLARI ACCESS Corso Vittorio Emanuele II GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO PARADE TRACK (SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2015) PIT-LANE PRESENTATION STAGE GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO GATEWAY AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS EXHIBITION AREA DESIGNERS EXHIBITION AREA RACING CARS EXHIBITION AREA (F1, PROTOTYPES, RALLY) VIDEO CAMERAS HOSPITALITY AREA MEDIA AREA MERCHANDISING AREA ENTERTAINMENT AREA
4 PARCO VALENTINO AN OPEN-AIR CAR SHOW The car is back, and in the leading role. Stripped down of the captivating sets of traditional car shows, displayed along the beautiful avenues of the Park par excellence of Torino, the Valentino. The car will rise on a podium, outdoor, a concept artwork of those automobile manufacturers and designers who will present their novelties on the market. Everyone will be welcomed with free admittance, making an event usually for professionals and enthusiasts an all round celebration that will involve the entire city of Torino, allowing a larger exposure to the exhibited vehicles.
5 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO THE GALA TRACK OF AUTOMOBILE AND RACING SPORT Sunday 14th June, from 10 a.m., the peak of the event: GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO. A 14 Km long track departing from the Parco del Valentino and finishing at the Reggia di Venaria, across a city ready and willing to cheer the starring vehicles. The most significant production cars of various automobile manufacturers, on an evolutional journey starting from the golden age of automobile up to the futuristic and most up-to-date vehicles on the market, as well as concepts and prototypes. Closing the parade, racing and sports cars, the Formula 1, Rally, GT-Series and Sports prototypes will arouse enthusiasts across the city.
6 PARCO VALENTINO - SALONE & GRAN PREMIO THE NUMBERS days of the event in Torino, from 11th to 14th June 2015 innovative opening hours with free admission of attendance of PARCO VALENTINO - SALONE & GRAN PREMIO and attendance on the GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO track expected during the days of the event. new models exhibited inside Parco del Valentino at the innovative open-air car show racing cars taking part to GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO prestigious cars of 30 different brands taking part to GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO accredited press from all over Europe
7 P A R C O THE OPEN-AIR CAR SHOW
22 AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS A slender and dynamic Show, away from the demanding and expensive traditional standards yet a lot more car-focused. The Torino Car Show 2015 ideally combines the early 20th Century exhibitions into a new millennium vision. Designed by Camerana & Partners, the podium concept is a fresh new system on which the cars will be exhibited across the boulevards of the Parco del Valentino, in a sort of a open-air show-room. Automobile manufacturers will exhibit and present their models in a new different format to a free admission audience, who will fully enjoy the big event that will involve the entire city of Torino. Each brand will have a reserved area, with a minimum of one podium (one car each) up to a maximum of four with various hospitality area and info points styles (or bespoke). Areas will be identified for all the different purposes, making them easily recognisable to the visitors.
23 CAR DESIGNERS The area assigned to car designers will have a strong visual impact. Along the avenues of the Parco del Valentino, they will exhibit the most important models of their productions as well as their prototypes, playing an eye-catching game between the past and the future. Besides the futuristic lines created by top designers such as Pininfarina, Giugiaro, Stola, Zagato, I.DE.A. Institute and UP Design there will also be exhibited models created in the ancient times for the European aristocracy, four-wheeled craftsmanship artworks that defined the history of the automotive world. RACING BOXES Inside the Show automobile manufacturers will be provided with a box area, where they may choose to exhibit their racing models celebrating their commitment to motor sports, displayed in a way visitors will have the feeling of walking through a proper pit-lane. In addition to automobile manufacturers, private collectors and museum cars will take part to the exhibition.
24 P A R C O GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO
25 TRIBUTO FERRARI 1 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO TORINO 2015
26 TRIBUTO LANCIA 1 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO TORINO 2015
27 TRIBUTO McLAREN 1 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO TORINO 2015
28 TRIBUTO BMW 1 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO TORINO 2015
29 TRIBUTO FERRARI 1 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO TORINO 2015
30 TRIBUTO LAMBORGHINI 1 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO TORINO 2015
31 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO THE GALA TRACK OF AUTOMOBILE AND RACING SPORT Sunday June 14th, from 10am to 13pm spotlights will turn over the cars and the city hosting them: Torino, European Capital of Sports The event within the event, the GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO, the track created on purpose where the sports cars, the all-time most successful racing and standard cars, the most representative of automobile manufacturers and designers, will parade. GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO - TRIBUTE TO AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS With an enthusiasts crowded roadside, rushed to see the Gran Premio, it will be even more exciting to applaud each automobile manufacturer s Tribute, thanks to the passion that will bring both private collectors and clubs to take part to the parade with their own four wheels. A unique opportunity to gaze at the most beautiful and significant classic cars, those who marked the motoring history. While the first part of the event sees the most popular winners in racing sports, the second half will show the evolution of times that each automobile manufacturer has gone through, concerning the bodywork, the choice of materials and designs. Until this evolution is brought into contemporary times, to the present day, with the presentation in the dynamics way of news presented to PARCO VALENTINO - SALONE & GRAN PREMIO. During the Tribute it will also be possible to see future models working, the low environmental impact cars Automobile Manufacturers have been developing for years. From Parco del Valentino to the Reggia di Venaria the history of the most well known brands in the world will parade, history climaxing in Piazza San Carlo when each one of the vehicles will be called by name through the loudspeakers and will be photographed, therefore deservingly entering the prestigious celebrating book that will collect images of all the cars featured in the parade.
32 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO A PARADE CELEBRATING RACING SPORT A further memorable event within the PARCO VALENTINO - SALONE & GRAN PREMIO will be the GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO, the first group of Sports cars will start from Parco Valentino and finish at the Reggia di Venaria, glorifying the all-time most winning cars in various motorsports inside the Savoy courtyard. One of the highlights of the programme, it must be said, of Torino, European Capital of Sports 2015: a roundup of cars that stood out for wins, commitment and success. An essential invitation for automobile manufacturers who will have cars who are or were stars in Formula 1, Rally, GT-Series and Sports Prototypes, hence induced in the Legend, to celebrate motorsport success in a path that will go through the most enchanting locations of Torino, such as Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Via Po, via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Sports and production cars, a celebration that sees Torino as its natural location. *The programme is an example and therefore subject to change
33 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO DOMENICA 14 GIUGNO PARADE ROUTE Corso Massimo d Azeglio Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Piazza Carlo Felice Via Roma Piazza C.L.N. Via Alfieri Via Pietro Micca Piazza Castello Via Pietro Micca Via Cernaia Corso San Martino Via Cibrario Corso Tassoni Via Pianezza Via Foglizzo Strada Comunale di Altessano Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi (Venaria Reale) Via Amedeo di Savoia (Venaria Reale) (Total: approximately 16 Km) PIAZZA CASTELLO Via Pianezza Corso Tassoni Via Cibrario Piazza Statuto Piazza Castello Via Pietro Micca Via Cernaia Corso San Martino Piazza San Carlo Piazza Solferino Via Roma Porta Nuova Piazza Carlo Felice Via Alfieri Via XX Settembre Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Corso Massimo d Azeglio START Corso Garibaldi (Venaria Reale) Strada Altessano Via Foglizzo Via Amedeo di Savoia (Venaria Reale) FINISH REGGIA DI VENARIA *The route here depicted is subject to change without prior notice from the Organising Committee
34 GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO SUNDAY 14 JUNE TRIBUTES TIMETABLE *The programme is an example and therefore subject to change Opening with Lancia D-50, winner of the last Gran Premio del Valentino LANCIA Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino FIAT Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino ABARTH Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino JEEP Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino ALFA ROMEO Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino MASERATI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino FERRARI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino PININFARINA Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino GIUGIARO Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino RENAULT Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino PEUGEOT Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino CITROËN Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino FORD Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino MINI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino BMW Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino ROLLS-ROYCE Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino AUDI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino VOLKSWAGEN Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino BUGATTI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino BENTLEY Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino PORSCHE Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino LAMBORGHINI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino ASTON MARTIN Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino MCLAREN Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino LOTUS Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino JAGUAR Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino LAND ROVER Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino OPEL/G.M./CHEVROLET Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino SUZUKI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino NISSAN Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino MAZDA Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino MITSUBISHI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino TOYOTA Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino HONDA Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino SUBARU Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino MERCEDES-BENZ Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino PAGANI Tribute to Gran Premio Parco Valentino GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO Racing cars parade (Formula 1, Rally, GT series, Sports Prototypes) to celebrate the Automobile racing at Torino European Capital Of Sports 2015
35 P A R C O MEDIA PLAN
36 MEDIA PLAN The official PARCO VALENTINO - GRAN PREMIO DELL AUTOMOBILE communication plan will include: 6m x 3m POSTERS IN MAIN ITALIAN CITIES (Torino, Milano, Roma, Bologna, Verona etc.) from September 2014 through June 2015, proportionally enhancing the time basis as getting close to the event. POSTERS on public transport, subway and railway stations, airports in main Italian cities. ADVERTISING/ADVERTORIAL on main newspapers and car magazines in Italy, on car magazines abroad. WEB BANNERS on car/motor websites/blogs in Italy and abroad. Torino Milano
37 Bologna Roma Verona Padova
38 MEDIA PLAN Subway Stations Airports Railway Stations Public Transport
39 panoramauto Advertising / Advertorial
40 MEDIA PLAN A new Car Show presented in Torino, June 2015 Torino capital of motors Gran Premio dell Automobile June 2015 Parco Valentino the Gran Premio of Nuvolari and Ascari lives again Fassino s revenge Auto Show back in Torino Car war revives rivalry between Milano and Torino A true Festival dedicate to the four-wheeled vehicles in Torino, June 2015 Torino like Goodwood: here comes the Italian Festival of Speed Torino, capital of motors presented the event Parco Valentino Parco del Valentino in Torino the Festival of Passion Gran Premio dell Automobile in Torino - rendez-vous with cars 11 to 14 June 2015 GP of Valentino: four days of passion for the cars in Torino Parco Valentino, Gran Premio dell Automobile 2015 Press Release - Please visit the PRESS page on to watch videos and read all articles
41 P A R C O HISTORY
42 TORINO, CAPITAL OF IDEAS Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Abarth s big production and the links with Ferrari and Maserati brands, have always made Torino a pivotal place of the international automobile manufacturing, and it is no conicidence the Sabaudian city is enrolled as a candidate to become Unesco s Creative City for the automotive design. Turin, has always been synonymous with dynamism of thought, innovation, synergies that cross to the future. Torino knows how to renovate and it s very good in doing it, embracing the new faces of entrepreneurship, as well as art, culture and publishing. And trade too, as windows all across town will be adorned with top car miniature models and automotive elements. A further method to merge Torino with the universe of automobile. Torino was ready in 2006 when the Winter Olympics had all the world s spotlights on it. It will be ready again in a few months when it will become European Capital of Sports and will enter the agenda of the EXPO-TO 2015 events circuit. Another stage to build a further piece of identity, looking at tomorrow without forgetting the past, building little by little a calendar full of internationally relevant sports events, including the GRAN PREMIO PARCO VALENTINO, which stands out for originality and media relevance.
43 IL VALENTINO : THE HEART OF THE CITY Parco del Valentino, simply il Valentino for the citizens of Torino, is the oldest and most famous public park in Torino. Covering 421,000 square metres it takes its place alongside the Mole Antonelliana as one of the great icons of the city. Set in a splendid position, not far from the historic centre and facing the wonderful Torino hills, it stretches along the western bank of the river Po, between the Umberto I (corso Vittorio Emanuele II) and Isabella (corso Dante) bridges. The park contains the Castello del Valentino, a royal residence of the House of Savoy and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The main facade shows architectural features of French castles of the seventeenth century and Baroque Italian buildings. In centuries past, battles were fought around the castle. Inside, powerful forces met to forge agreements, arrange truces, and bring alliances to an end, placing it at the heart of many highlights of Italian and Piemontese history. Even before its completion in 1856, the park was home to large national and international exhibitions, and these continued until A reconstruction of a medieval village, with features typical of medieval Piemonte and Valle d Aosta, was made on the occasion of the Italian General Exhibition in Splendid architectural and urban design, the wonderful natural environment, and its history as a location for major events with an international flavour, make Parco del Valentino a perfect stage for events that combine charm, elegance and innovation.
44 GRAN PREMIO DI TORINO AND GRAN PREMIO DEL VALENTINO, Parco Valentino has long been a venue for sports and racing events. From 1935 to 1955 the streets winding through the park provided the track for 10 official Formula A (later Formula 1) races. The greatest drivers of the day - Nuvolari, Ascari, Varzi, Villoresi - pitted their skills against each other along the twisting route, attracting excited crowds from far and wide. In 1955 more than 50,000 people, including many celebrities, attended the Gran Premio - a record at the time. The finest racing cars, such as Maserati, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat, faced each other on the park s track; brands not only embodying the quintessence of car-making but also representing the excellence of Italian design and technology. The Gran Premio del Valentino witnessed one of the most extravagant sights in racing history: Tazio Nuvolari crossing the finish line waving the detached steering wheel.
45 The last two races in the park, in 1952 and 1955, were named the Gran Premio del Valentino. From the newspapers of the time we read: A really wonderful track, winding for Kilometres in a long ring through the famous Torino park by the river Po, from the square in front of the Castello del Valentino to the long, sinuous and uneven avenue up the river passing by the romantic Medieval Village and under the Isabella bridge tunnel up to the new Vittorio Emanuele III bridge, to get back with a series of uneasy twists and turns to the start, after circling the Palace of the Fashion Fair and the pond. All roads are paved, excellent, wide, though full of difficulties you can tell by the not very high average speed because of the absence of really straight roads and the tricky bends, almost all of them are not raised, indeed some of them have an adverse camber. All in all a track where, more than absolute speed or the car s quality, the driver s merit is what really counts, and his audacity; therefore a more than appropriately strict test for the Italian Driver s Championship.
46 CIRCUITO AUTOMOBILISTICO DI TORINO Contestants: Farina (Maserati); Tadini (Alfa Romeo); Taruffi (Bugatti); Laredo (Alfa Romeo); Danese (Alfa Romeo); Cornaggia (Alfa Romeo); Teagno (Alfa Romeo); Tuffanelli (Maserati); Barbieri (Maserati); Pages (Alfa Romeo); Clerici (Maserati); Mariano(Bugatti); Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo); Trossi (Alfa Romeo); Siena (Maserati); Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo); Brivio (Alfa Romeo); Dusio (Maserati); Carpegna (Maserati); Bonetto (Maserati); Balestrero (Alfa Romeo); Conter (Alfa Romeo); Rovere (Maserati) Winner: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo), in 1h 3 1 1/5, average speed Km/h CIRCUITO AUTOMOBILISTICO DI TORINO Contestants: First class: Dreyfus (Maserati); Bianco (Maserati); Bira (Era); Bjørnstad (Era); Villoresi (Maserati); Dusio (Maserati); Cortese (Maserati); Tongue (Era); Filippi (Maserati); Filipinetti (Maserati); Basadonna (Maserati); Lurani (Maserati); Gessner (Maserati); Gennardi (Fiat); Soffietti (Maserati); Marazza (Fiat). Second class: Farina (Alfa Romeo); Brivio (Alfa Romeo); Trossi (Alfa Romeo); Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo); Wimille (Bugatti); Mandirola (Maserati); Festetich (Maserati); Magistri (Alfa Romeo); Ventidue (Alfa Romeo) Winner: First class: Eugen Bjørnstad (Era) in 1h /100, average speed Km/h Second class: Antonio Brivio (Alfa Romeo) in 1h /5, average speed Km/h
47 GRAN PREMIO DI TORINO Contestants: Farina (Alfa Romeo); Wimille (Alfa Romeo); Trossi (Alfa Romeo); Varzi (Alfa Romeo); Sanesi (Alfa Romeo); Nuvolari (Maserati); Chiron (Maserati); Pelassa (Maserati); Sommer (Maserati); Cortese (Maserati); Ruggeri (Maserati); Platé (Maserati); Parnell (Era); Barbieri (Maserati); Whitehead (Era); Louveau (Maserati); Lanza (Maserati); Romano (Maserati); Brooke (Era); Chaboud (Delahaye) Winner: Achille Varzi (Alfa Romeo), in 2h /5, average speed Km/h GRAN PREMIO DI TORINO Contestants: Pozzi (Talbot); Villoresi (Maserati); Ascari (Maserati); Chaboud (Delahaye); Tadini (Fiat Stanguellini); Louveau (Delage); Sommer (Ferrari); Rol (Simca Gordini); Scagliarini (ARS); Comotti (Talbot); Auricchio (Fiat Stanguellini); Bertani (Fiat); Raph (Delage); Romano (Alfa Romeo); Mayrat (Delahaye); Rovelli (BMW); Bianchetti (Alfa Romeo); Minozzi (Maserati); Lanza (Fiat); Ermini (Alfa Romeo) Winner: Raymond Sommer (Ferrari 159), in 4h 38 57, average speed Km/h XIX GRAN PREMIO D ITALIA Contestants: Wimille (Alfa Romeo); Trossi (Alfa Romeo); Villoresi (Maserati); Sommer (Ferrari); Sanesi (Alfa Romeo); Farina (Ferrari); Ascari (Maserati); Chiron (Talbot); Parnell (Maserati); Comotti (Talbot); De Graffenried (Maserati); Cortese (Maserati); Taruffi (Maserati); Rosier (Talbot); Bira (Ferrari); Etancelin (Talbot); Manzon (Simca Gordini); Brooke (Maserati); Giraud (Simca Gordini); Chaboud (Delahaye) Winner: Jean-Pierre Wimille (Alfa Romeo), in 3h /5, average speed Km/h
48 GRAN PREMIO DEL VALENTINO 1952 Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time/Withdrawal 1 24 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari h Piero Taruffi Ferrari Rudolf Fischer Ferrari laps 4 8 Peter Whitehead Ferrari laps 5 34 Alberto Ascari Ferrari laps 6 20 Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago T26C laps NC 12 Charles de Tornaco Talbot-Lago T26C 51 Out 20 Giuseppe Farina Ferrari Accident Out 4 Philippe Etancelin Talbot-Lago T26C 16 Transmission Out 30 Peter Hirt Ferrari Engine Out 18 Adolfo Macchieraldo Maserati 4CLT/48 0 Accident Out 16 Hans Stuck AFM 4 0 Accident Out 26 Franco Rol Osca 4500G 0 NA 2 Johnny Parsons Ferrari 375 NA 6 Felice Bonetto Maserati 4CLT/48 NA 10 Harry Schell Maserati 4CLT/48 NA 14 Luigi Piotti Osca 4500G NA 36 Stirling Moss BRM 15 NA 38 Juan Manuel Fangio BRM 15 NA 40 Ken Wharton BRM 15
49 In 1952 the Automobile Club of Torino was able to organise the race again, managing to reserve it to Formula 1 cars in a season where almost everywhere in Europe was choosing Formula 2 due to lower costs and risks. Thirteen cars started on the brand new track, among them four official Ferraris driven by Ascari, Villoresi, Taruffi, and Farina. Five Ferraris took the first five places in the race. Villoresi was the winner after the best drivers had to withdraw because of either mechanical failure or accidents. Nino Farina s race ended after 32 laps.
50 GRAN PREMIO DEL VALENTINO 1955 Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time/Withdrawal 1 6 Alberto Ascari Lancia D h Roberto Mieres Maserati 250F Luigi Villoresi Lancia D Eugenio Castellotti Lancia D Harry Schell Ferrari laps 6 36 Louis Rosier Maserati 250F laps 7 26 Berardo Taraschi Ferrari laps 8 18 Maurice Trintignant Ferrari laps 9 14 Prince Bira Maserati 250F laps Out 12 Lorenzo Girard Ferrari Engine failure Out 10 Alfonso de Portago Ferrari Crankcase Out 2 Giuseppe Farina Ferrari Gear Out 34 Luigi Musso Maserati 250F 21 Oil leak Out 8 Jean Behra Maserati 250F 12 Suspension Out 24 Cesare Perdisa Maserati 250F 12 Suspension NP 4 Sergio Mantovani Maserati 250F - Accident in qualyifying session NA 16 Ottorino Volonterio Maserati A6GCM - Registration canceled NA 28 Mario Alborghetti Maserati 4CLT/48 - Car not ready
51 Maybe the most famous Gran Premio del Valentino took place in 1955, and it was dominated by the unforgettable Alberto Ascari in a Lancia D50. The race took place on Sunday 27 March and was preceded by practice sessions the day before. Ascari was in pole position but was overtaken at once by the Maseratis of Musso, Mieres and Behra. These four were in the lead for much of the race until, on the 21st lap, Musso had to stop because of an oil pipe failure, making way for Ascari. From that moment on it was a solo performance by the Lancia driver, who crossed the finish line before Mieres, giving the Torino team the first win in a Formula 1 Grand Prix. His supporters, in memory of his last win on the Valentino track, embedded a marble inscription in the asphalt where his Lancia started the race, right in front of the Castello del Valentino. The inscription is still there today.
52 with the patronage of in collaboration with Centro Conservazione e Restauro POLITECNICO DI TORINO P A R C O PARCO VALENTINO SALONE & GRAN PREMIO CITTÀ DI TORINO, JUNE 2015 PARCO VALENTINO - SALONE & GRAN PREMIO ORGANISING COMMITTEE Via Onorato Vigliani 11/9 C Torino - Italy - Tel Fax Commercial enquiries: Andrea Totino