Description Street circuit used on September 19th 1993 for 1st Trofeo Pagine Gialle (Yellow Pages Trophy) or Costa Smeralda Grand Prix. This event, organized by Cesare Fiorio, was something between a parade and a race for historical F.1.
In September 2008 there are rumors about a GP2 event that should be raced in Costa Smeralda in June or September 2009 on a street circuit that could have some points in common with the 1993 one.
Location Porto Cervo, Arzachena
OT - Olbia-Tempio - Sardegna
Latitude - Longitude + 41°07'46"     + 9°32'00"
41.129444     9.533333
UTM Coordinates X = 544766.343  -  Y = 4553263.784  -  Zone 32T
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 50 m - 164 ft
Inauguration September 17th 1993
Closing September 19th 1993
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> Porto Cervo, GP2 Series [ITA]
(2) Italian - Incredible: a championship event in Sardinia in 2009?
(3) Italian Autosprint 36/1993 (page 38)
(4) Italian Autosprint 39/1993 (page 25)

(*) 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.

Costa Smeralda
Years 1993
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Demo/parade circuit
Inauguration September 17th 1993
Closing September 19th 1993
Last update of this page September 5th 2008
Info last update  
Distinctive points Curva Hotel Cervo - Esse Luci di la Montagna - Curva Sestante - Rettilineo Arzachena - Curva Pevero - Variante La Bussola
length 3350  m 10991  ft 2.082  mi   (3)

Costa Smeralda
Description Hypothetic circuit to be used for a GP2 event in June or September 2009
Years 2009
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Last update of this page September 5th 2008
Info last update  
Distinctive points  

Circuito della Costa Smeralda 1993

Circuito della Costa Smeralda 1993

  • Friday September 17th 1993: static exhibition of all cars in the paddock, at old Porto Cervo pier
  • Saturday September 18th 1993: free practice from 11:30 to 12:30 - qualifying from 16:30 to 18:00
  • Sunday September 19th 1993: Warm up from 9:30 to 10:00 - Race start at 15:00
Guest Juan Manuel Fangio, René Arnoux, Arturo Merzario, Ivan Capelli, Gigi Villoresi, Giancarlo Baghetti, Loris Kessel, Jean Alesi, Riccardo Patrese, Pierluigi Martini, Michele Alboreto, Andrea De Cesaris, Christian Fittipaldi, Damon Hill, Bernie Ecclestone, Frank Williams, Jean Todt, Flavio Briatore, Giancarlo Minardi, Beppe Lucchini, Giulio Borsari
I don't know who of these names were at Porto Cervo and who drove a F.1; I only know that Fangio (82 years old) made 2 laps - one quite fast - driving his Alfa 159 and Loris Kessel was considered the best driver by spectators.

this list was published 2 weeks before the event, so it could be wrong. Besides, some entries should be verified as they don't match

Car Year Original Driver GP Costa Smeralda Driver

Bugatti Tipo 321923Paul Frederik
Bugatti 35B1929Guy Boura
Ferrari 1251947Franco Cortese
Alfa Romeo 1591951Juan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio
Maserati Osca1952Franco Rol
Lancia D201955Alberto Ascari
Ferrari Dino 2461959Wolfgang Von Trips
Tyrrell 701 Ford1970Jackie Stewart
March 711 Ford1971Chris Amon
Lotus 72D Ford1972-
Ferrari 312B3 "spazzaneve"1972-
Ensign MN7 Ford1973Loris KesselLoris Kessel
Lola Embassy Ford1975Graham Hill
McLaren M23 Ford1976James Hunt
March 761 Ford1976Vittorio Brambilla
Tyrrell P34 Ford1976Patrick Depailler
March 761B ? Ford1977Ian Scheckter
Ligier JS9 Matra1978Jacques Laffite
Williams FW06 Ford1978 ?Clay Regazzoni ?
Ferrari 312T41979Gilles VilleneuveRené Arnoux
Ligier JS11 Ford1979Jacques Laffite
Merzario A4 Ford1979Arturo MerzarioNino Balestra
Alfa Romeo 179C ?1981 ?Mauro Baldi ?
Williams FW08 Ford1982Keke Rosberg
Alfa Romeo 1821982Andrea De Cesaris
Arrows Ford1982Marc Surer
Osella Alfa Romeo FA11983Piercarlo Ghinzani
Alfa Romeo 184T1984Riccardo Patrese
Ferrari 156 ?1986 ?Michele Alboreto
AGS Motori Moderni1986Ivan Capelli
Osella Alfa Romeo1987Alex Caffi
Ferrari F.1/87-88C1988Gerhard Berger
BMS Dallara Ford1988 ?JJ Lehto ?
Minardi M188 Subaru ?1988 ?Pierluigi Martini ?
Osella Ford1988Nicola Larini
Lola-Larrousse Ford1988Philippe Alliot
Lola Cosworth (Indycar)1988Guido Daccò
EuroBrun EB189 Judd1989Gregor Foitek
Minardi M190 Ford1990Pierluigi Martini
Tyrrell 019 Ford1990Jean Alesi
Lola Alfa Romeo (Indycar)1990Roberto GuerreroIvan Capelli
Lola Alfa Romeo (Indycar)1991Danny Sullivan
Minardi M191 Ferrari1991Pierluigi Martini ?Pierluigi Martini
Minardi M192 Lamborghini1992Christian FittipaldiChristian Fittipaldi

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 5th 2008   2009 Guido de Carli   MotorIsland Update Description
May 2nd 2004   1993 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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