Not to be confused with Tripoli / Ṭarābulus / طرابلس
Location Lago Mellaha / Mellaha Lake - Tripoli / Ṭarābulus - Ṭarābulus
Location A part of the track was in the area now used by Mitiga International Airport
Latitude - Longitude + 32°53'39"     + 13°17'57"
32.894167     13.299167
UTM Coordinates X = 340916.191  -  Y = 3640836.965  -  Zone 33S
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 8 m - 26 ft
Inauguration May 7th 1933
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Gran Premio di Tripoli Author: Alberto Redaelli - Published by: Luigi Reverdito - Published in: Gardolo di Trento, Italia - year: 1989
(2) Italian
(3) English Dutch www.circuitsofthepast.nlCircuit of the Past
(4) English of the Tripoli Grand Prix 1933
(5) English Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing
(6) English layout
(7) Italian Nuvolari’s official website
(8) Italian Rombo 26/1989 (page 32)Foto-tour del vecchio circuito del GP Tripoli anni 30
(9) Italian Grace 3/2007 (page 37)Detailed History of the Tripoli Grand Prix [Publishing date: April 2007]

(*) 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.

Autodromo della Mellaha
Years 1933÷1940
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration May 7th 1933
Closing 1940
Last update of this page September 10th 2009
Info last update  
Distinctive points  
length 13277  m 43559  ft 8.25  mi   (4)
length 13100  m 42979  ft 8.14  mi   (7)
length 13140  m 43110  ft 8.165  mi   (4)
length 12876  m 42244  ft 8.001  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)


Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 10th 2009 Autodromo della Mellaha 1933÷1940 Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
September 10th 2005 Autodromo della Mellaha 1933÷1940 Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 7th 2004 Autodromo della Mellaha 1933÷1940 Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 11th 2003 Autodromo della Mellaha 1933÷1940 Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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