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.