Ain Diab

Ain Diab / Casablanca
Casablanca, Morocco
Location:Suburb of Casablanca
Latitude/longitude:33°34'44.79" N, 7°41'23.21" W
Track Length:7618 m
Laps:53
Total Distance:403.754 km
First Grand Prix:1958
Last Grand Prix:1958
Grand Prix:1
Years:1958
Address:The circuit is no longer operational

Ain-Diab received its name from one of Casablanca suburbs. The track was built in 6 weeks; it was based regular use roads that run along the coast of Atlantic Ocean. Ain-Diab was finished in such a short time due to the fact that Sultan of Morocco was very interested in the construction. Mohammed V hoped that Grand Prix du Maroc would replace one of the European Grand Prix, number of which declined significantly in 1957 due to the energy and fuel crisis. However Sultan's hopes did not come true - Europe solved its fuel problem in the following year, and number of world championship stages jumped back up to 11.
Stuart Lewis-Evans' death that resulted from burns received by the English driver during Grand Prix du Moroc in 1958 world championship also damaged Casablanca track's reputation. Later Royal Automobile Club of Morocco has decided not to hold Grand Prix races.


First Winner
  
1958 - Stirling Moss (Vanwall 57 VW5/Vanwall 2.3 L4) 2:09'15.100 hrs. 187.049 kmh.
 
Pole Position
  
1958 - Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Dino 246/Ferrari 246 2.4 V6) 2:31.1 min. 191.648 kmh.
 
Fastest Lap
  
1958 - Stirling Moss (Vanwall 57 VW5/Vanwall 2.3 L4) 2'22.500 min. 192.455 kmh.
 
Last Winner
  
1958 - Stirling Moss (Vanwall 57 VW5/Vanwall 2.3 L4) 2:09'15.100 hrs. 187.049 kmh.

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