If Moss had been driving a proper Grand Prix car with centrelock wheels, instead of a sort of “Go-Kart,” he might well have caught Brabham. Maserati used to fit a new wheel in 20 sec. flat.
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Henry Taylor did just as he was told : ” To finish the race in one piece, even if you are last.” In actual fact he would not have been so far behind if he had been able to use all the gears in the gearbox, but maladjustment of the interconnecting mechanism between clutch pedal and gear-selectors prevented him using top gear.
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Most of the drivers praised de Beaufort for the manner in which he kept out of the way while racing in a Formula 1 race with a Formula 2 car.
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The best practice times put up by Moss on the three sessions make interesting reading-1 min. 33.8 sec., I min. 33.6 sec. and Min. 33.2 sec.—no lucky fast laps, by getting a tow, for him.
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A pity Reventlow stormed off in a buff, for Daigh had done A good driving job in practice and would not have been disgraced in the actual race. Seems the young American millionaire has got A ILA to learn about European racing, apart from just making a fast car and driving fast.
Stopping for fuel and champagne...
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