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TORINO, VALENTINO
Description Street track used from 1935 (or 1932?) to 1955 with several different layout
Location Torino
TO - Torino - Piemonte
Location Valentino Park, Turin
Latitude - Longitude + 45°03'00"     + 7°41'00"
45.05     7.683333
UTM Coordinates X = 396316.797  -  Y = 4989347.997  -  Zone 32T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL 222 m - 728 ft
Inauguration July 7th 1935
Closing March 27th 1955
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.atlasf1.com/bb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59623Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Turin lap times
(2) English www.gdecarli.it/Risultati/Piget/2006/5%20-%20subseconds.pdfJimmy Piget’s Files - 5. Subseconds
(3) Italian www.tazionuvolari.it/corse6it.htmTazio Nuvolari’s official website
(4) Italian www.tazionuvolari.it/corse7it.htmTazio Nuvolari’s official website
(5) Italian Italia Settentrionale - Guida Breve - Volume I /1937Published by: Touring Club Italiano - year: 1937
City map
(6) Italian Autosprint 26/1969 (page 31)1946 track layout
(7) Italian Circuito del Valentino - Rievocazione storica, Torino 23 giugno 1985 /1985(thanks to Claudio Santacroce for this info)

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Parco del Valentino
Description  
Years (1932÷1934), 1935÷1936
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration July 7th 1935
Closing 1936
Last update of this page May 23rd 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Viale Medaglie d’Oro - Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli - Viale Virgilio - Viale Emilio - Viale Marinai d’Italia - Viale Boiardo
length 4088  m 13412  ft 2.54  mi   (3)

Parco del Valentino
Description  
Years 1937
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration April 18th 1937
Closing April 18th 1937
Last update of this page May 23rd 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Corso Massimo d’Azeglio - Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli - Viale Virgilio - Viale Carlo Ceppi
length 2926  m 9600  ft 1.818  mi   (3)

Parco del Valentino
Description  
Years 1946
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration September 1st 1946
Closing September 1st 1946
Last update of this page May 23rd 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli - Viale Virgilio - Viale Boiardo - Corso Massimo d’Azeglio
length 4720  m 15486  ft 2.933  mi   (4)

Parco del Valentino
Description  
Years 1947÷1948
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration 1947
Closing September 5th 1948
Last update of this page April 4th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli - Viale Virgilio - Viale Boiardo - Corso Massimo d’Azeglio
length 4800  m 15748  ft 2.983  mi    

Parco del Valentino
Description  
Years 1952
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration April 6th 1952
Closing April 6th 1952
Last update of this page July 30th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Corso Massimo d’Azeglio - Viale Carlo Ceppi - Viale Virgilio - Viale Emilio - Viale Marinai d’Italia
length 4200  m 13780  ft 2.61  mi   (1)

Parco del Valentino
Description I have no info about this track layout, nor if it is the same as one of the other reported here or if it is different
Years 1954
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration April 10th 1954
Closing April 10th 1954
Last update of this page April 22nd 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Parco del Valentino
Description  
Years 1955
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration March 27th 1955
Closing March 27th 1955
Last update of this page July 30th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli - Viale Virgilio - Viale Emilio - Viale Marinai d’Italia - Corso Massimo d’Azeglio - Viale Medaglie d’Oro
length 4200  m 13780  ft 2.61  mi   (1)

Parco del Valentino

Parco del Valentino

Parco del Valentino


Parco del Valentino 1935÷1936

Parco del Valentino 1935÷1936


Parco del Valentino 1937

Parco del Valentino 1937


Parco del Valentino 1946

Parco del Valentino 1946


Parco del Valentino 1947÷1948

Parco del Valentino 1947÷1948


Parco del Valentino 1952

Parco del Valentino 1952


Parco del Valentino 1955

Parco del Valentino 1955


Latitude - Longitude: + 45°03'00", + 7°41'00"
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PHOTOS

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Photos by Guido de Carli - August 10th 2003
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Prince Amedeo’s horse monument.Corso Massimo D’Azeglio just in front of Prince Amedeo’s monument. This initial section was used (in one or both direction) every year but in 1955.Square in front of Prince Amedeo’s monument, that is on the right, outside this picture: the most right car in this picture (a white Audi) is the most left on photo No. 1. 1948 and 1955 layouts used Viale Medaglie d’Oro (behind white Fiat Tipo), while other layouts used viale Carlo Cappi, just behind brown alone car, right to people walking.Viale Carlo Ceppi. This photo was taken more or less behind Prince Amedeo’s monument.

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Viale Medaglie d’Oro (Golden Medals Street). This photo was taken more or less from position where Fiat Tipo is on picture No. 3. In background, this road is interrupted by a couple of basketball playground (!)Viale Medaglie d’Oro: basketball playground seen in direction contrary to previous pictureJunction between Viale Medaglie d’Oro (where this photo was taken), Viale Carlo Cappi (right) and Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli (behind the tree)Viale Carlo Ceppi, in direction opposite to picture No. 4. As you can see, now it is used as children playground.

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Viale Carlo Ceppi, taken from junction shown in photo No. 7. Previous picture was taken just behind children playground gates.Same as photo No.7 but taken from Via Carlo Ceppi. Three trees on the left are the same shown in that photo.This road (I don’t know its name) takes to river Po. It was used by 1937 and 1952 track layout. This photo was taken from Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli.Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli, section towards Valentino’s castle used in 1948 and 1955. This photo was taken more or less in the same position as previous one.

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Comment will be available - I think - only in SeptemberCorso Massimo D’Azeglio. Photo taken in front of Valentino Castle, in south direction, towards Prince Amedeo’s monument. Here in 1937 there was an ’S’ composed by this road and one in front of the Castle; in 1948 there were two straights and in 1952 there was an hairpin.Road (few meters long) that link Castle to Corso Massimo d’Azeglio. Castle is outside photo, behind on the left. Tree in the middle of this picture is the same in foreground on previous photo. This photo shows ’S’ used in 1937.Corso Massimo d’Azeglio. Photo taken more or less in the same location of picture No. 14, but in opposite direction

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Corso Massimo d’Azeglio: supposed location of 1948 hairpin.Beginning of Corso Massimo d’Azeglio, at junction with Corso Vittorio Emanuele. This section was never used by the circuit.Junction between Corso Massimo d’Azeglio and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. This section was never used by the circuit.Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli. This photo was taken more or less where I took photo No. 15, near the Castle and looking at the big bend.

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Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli bend. Next photo was taken near treen in background on this one.Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli bend. Previous photo was taken near treen in background on this one.Junction between Viale Virgilio and (right) Viale Pier Andrea MattioliViale Virgilio

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Viale Virgilio behind Valentino CastleViale Virgilio. This photo was taken near trees in background on previous photoViale Virgilio, just after junction shown on next photo. Borgo Medioevale (medieval Village) and la Rocca (Fortress) are hidden behind trees in background.Junction between Viale Virgilio (right) and unidentified road (the same already shown on photo No. 11). This hairpin was used by 1937 layout.

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Beginning of unidentified road shown on previous photo. You can see same trees on both pictures.Bend on unidentified road. This photo was taken from backgorund of previous photo. Building on the right (Botanical Garden?) is the same shown on photo No. 11Viale Turr: Borgo Medioevale, La Rocca (Medieval Village, Fortress)Junction between Viale Turr (left, used by the track) and road to Borgo Medioevale (right)

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Junction between Viale Boiardo (left), Viale Turr (tight) and Viale Emilio (behind); hairpin in 1948.Same junction shown on previous photo, taken from Viale Boiardo. Viale Turr is on the left, Viale Emilio on the right.Viale Boiardo: Fontana dei 12 mesi (Twelve months fountain)Borgo Medioevale (Medieval Village): La Rocca (Fortress), taken from Viale Boiardo. In foreground, Giardino delle Rocce (Rocky Garden), created in 1961 and so not existent during Grand Prix.

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Viale Boiardo. Right: Palazzo di Torino Esposizioni (Turin Exhibition Palace). Previous photo was taken more or less fron the bend shown on this photo, looking at left.Viale Boiardo from square of Prince Amedeo’s monument (photo No. 1). In background: Palazzo di Torino Esposizioni (Turin Exhibition Palace)Viale Emilio and Ponte Isabella (Isabella Bridge). This photo was taken more or less in the same location where I took photo No. 33, but in opposite direction.Viale Marinai d’Italia, just after Ponte Isabella (Isabella Bridge).

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Viale Marinai d’Italia. Left: river PoSame as previous photo, in opposite directionCorner between Corso Massimo d’Azeglio (left, ouside photo) and Viale Marinai d’Italia (right, between trees)As previous picture, more left. You can recognize the same building on both pictures.

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Corso Massimo d’Azeglio. This road is much wider, this is only a section.Junction between Corso Massimo d’Azeglio (where this photo was taken from) and Corso Dante.Junction between Corso Massimo d’Azeglio (bigger road) and Corso Petrarca.As previous photo. Two pictures have no elements in common, but they are very close.

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Palazzo di Torino Esposizioni. On the left, behind flags, Corso Massimo d’Azeglio   


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