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Not to be confused with Circuito Ostiense - Roma (1912) - Roma, Acqua Traversa - Roma, Colle Ferro - Roma, EUR (Formula E) - Roma, EUR F.1 (1985) - Roma, EUR F.1 (201x) - Roma, Grotta Perfetta - Roma, Monte Mario - Roma, Parioli / Valle Giulia - Roma, Pista del Littorio - Roma, Prenestino - Roma, Terme di Caracalla - Roma, Tre Fontane - Roma, Tre Monti - Torricola
Description Street circuit used for Roma GP in 1954 and 1955, after Circuito delle Terme di Caracalla and before Vallelunga circuits was built.
On March 9th 1985 the newspaper La Repubblica reported a proposal for a circuit to be used for Rome F.1 (already scheduled on October 13th 1985), as alternative of the "usual" proposal at EUR. On March 16th 1985 the race was finally canceled.
Location Castelfusano
RM - Roma - Lazio
Location In Castelfusano pineta (pine wood), few km South East of Lido di Ostia (Roma, Lazio), where there was Circuito dell’Impero. The long straight is on final section of Via Cristoforo Colombo, a long street that start from Rome (more than 20 km far).
Latitude - Longitude + 41°43'42"     + 12°19'39"
41.728333     12.3275
UTM Coordinates X = 277721.673  -  Y = 4623065.843  -  Zone 33T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL 15 m - 49 ft
Inauguration 1954
Closing 1956
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1)   ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> ITA GP Roma F.1 1985 [ITA]
(2) (...) Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Old Roman Circuits, post by Barry Boor
(3) (...)Report with photos and map about 1954 GP
(4) layout
(5) English Rombo 11/1985 (page 29)Un nuovo circuito cittadino per il GP Roma F.1 1985?
(6)   /1985 (page 27)Now Ostia too asks to host Fomula 1 [Publishing date: March 10th 1985]

(*) 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.

Years 1954÷1956
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1954
Closing 1956
Last update of this page March 22nd 2012
Info last update  
Distinctive points Viale Mediterraneo - Viale del Circuito - Via Cristoforo Colombo - Viale del Gran Pavese
length 6582  m 21594  ft 4.09  mi    
length 6651  m 21820  ft 4.133  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)



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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(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)

Location: + 41°43'42", + 12°19'39"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner


Photos by Guido de Carli - November 3rd 2003
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

Via Cristoforo Colombo. This picture was taken more or less where there is red arrow on my map, looking in sea direction (same as original circuit). Unfortunately, it’s a low quality photo because it was taken from a bus.   

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
March 21st 2012     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 2nd 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 4th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Photos (on this site)
July 20th 2003     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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