Thursday, 25 April 2019

New book for racing Maserati anoraks

IF like me you are a lifelong fan of anything Maserati then this new book is a must for your motoring bookshelf, writes Nigel Wigmore.

Maserati 250F In Focus is one of the most detailed accounts ever written about a single model. This is a superbly illustrated book that features photographs by Tom March, one of the leading motor racing photographers of the Fifties, along with historic engine cutaways, chassis drawings, and technical descriptions of the 250F’s evolution and development.

Competing throughout the 2,500cc Grand Prix Formula years of 1954 to 1960, the Maserati 250F is one of the most famous and iconic racing cars ever built.

Anthony Pritchard’s lively and informative text includes reminiscences from some of the leading drivers of the day, including Sir Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio, and Mike Hawthorn — drivers who raced these historic machines during the halycon days when Maserati battled with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Vanwall for Grand Prix supremacy.

From the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix, to the 1960 US Grand Prix, a record of the chassis and race numbers of every 250F to have competed during this period is presented, along with detailed race histories and results, completing this most comprehensive and authoritative of books on Maserati’s racing legend.


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