Articles tagged Maria-Teresa de Filippis

Page 16 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1958

VIII Gran Premio Siracusa

Walk-over for Ferrari Siracusa, Sicily, April 13th. Although the Italians may be trying to suppress real motor racing and confining it to tracks, the Sicilians think otherwise, and the Grand Prix of Syracuse ran to form as a pure Formula 1 road-race full of all the lovely noise, excitement and colour of true motor-racing. The circuit was completely unchanged from last year, though a little...

Page 41 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1958

Continental notes

Italy really did get itself into an unhappy state over real motor racing, but after the initial ban on all events on other than closed tracks, such as Monza, there are signs of common sense prevailing and normality returning. In Sicily things were quite healthy for the Siracusa race took place on the usual road circuit and the Targa Florio has been reinstated as a World Championship event, while...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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Jenks on...

An interesting sight at the Gran Premio Siracusa was to see a 26-year-old Italian girl driving a grand prix Maserati and not teetering round at the back of the field in an effeminate way, but having a real go "up with the boys". This was Maria-Teresa de Filippis from Naples and, although it was her first outing in Formula One, she showed she was not frightened of the car, getting it into full-...

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Record find

Sir, The letter from David Stick (February 2003) concerning the audio masterpieces by Stanley Schofield Productions reminded me that I own a number of motor-racing records, and an hour's rummaging in the loft unearthed four examples. Two are 45rpm EPs produced by Schofield. One is a recording of the 1958 Grand Prix d'Europe at Spa, with a commentary by John Bolster. The other is of the 1958...

Page 32 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1986

The 250F Maserati - Part 2

Before starting Part Two of the 250F saga a few observations on Part One will not go amiss. A Swiss garage owner has sent a copy of a bill of sale dated 23rd November 1956 on which it is stated that he had taken delivery of "Autovettura Corsa Maserati — tips 250/F No. 2518 di motore e telaio — completa in ordine di marca" which says, when translated, that he had bought the 250F Maserati racing...

Page 54 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1995

The numbers game

Unravelling the mystery of various Maserati 250Fs… The Maserati 250F is everyone's favourite '50s Grand Prix car. It was not a landmark design in terms of technological development, but it was as successful as any in its era, and above all it epitomised the aesthetic appeal of a Grand Prix car in the last days before designers discovered that racing cars worked better with their engines behind...


January 2020
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