1958 Syracuse Grand Prix

Gran Premio di Siracusa

Sunday, April 13, 1958
Laps:
60
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Musso, 1m59.1
Country:
Italy
Circuit:
1958 season:
Report

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 rougher as to surface and with a fair amount of loose gravel about in places, but nevertheless comparable with 1957 when Collins won with a Lancia/Ferrari at a speed of 164.797 k.p.h. and Moss set the lap record at 1 mm. 54.3 sec. (173.288 k.p.h.) with a Vanwall.

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