The long track travelled through a number of villages near Pescara, following a roughly triangular shape with its corners at the seaside municipality of Pescara, moving west to the inland municipality of Cappelle sul Tavo, then northeast to the seaside municipality of Montesilvano before returning to Pescara. The Pescara Circuit included two long straights between villages on the southwest-to-north, nicknamed "The Flying Kilometre", and north-to-southeast legs, as well as demanding corners along the south leg. It was on "The Flying Kilometre" that Guy Moll was killed during the 1934 Coppa Acerbo. The highest point, at Spoltore, was 185 m above sea level.
The first race took place in 1924 and non-Championship Formula One races followed in the early 1950s, with one official Formula One World Championship event in 1957 due to the cancellation of other races. The Pescara Grand Prix drew in excess of 200,000 spectators, and remains the longest circuit in terms of lap distance ever to stage a Formula One Grand Prix. But the circuit was feared even by Enzo Ferrari who did not send his cars to this race out of fear for his drivers' safety.
The track's last race was a four-hour World Sportscar Championship race in 1961, won by Lorenzo Bandini and Giorgio Scarlatti driving a Ferrari 250 TR for Scuderia Centro Sud. After that race the circuit was permanently retired as a racing venue as it was impossible for the organizers to guarantee the safety of drivers and spectators.
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