The success and longevity of the Maserati 250F can, in part, be attributed to the engineering brilliance of Gioachino Colombo and Giulio Alfieri and to the driving prowess of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.
Photo: Peter Collins
It is regarded as the classic 1950s Grand Prix car. It was never the fastest; never the most powerful. Two other GP marques, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz, won more races while the Maserati 250F was campaigned by the factory. But only just. No Formula One car was ever raced in more Grands Prix, lasted as long or was raced by as many drivers. Nor was any F1 car ever as universally loved by those who drove it as much as the…
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