Maserati 250F The Autobiography of 2528

Maserati 250F by Ian Wagstaff

The Autobiography of 2528

Format: Hardback, 340 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085383
Publisher: Porter Press
Series: Great Cars
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This is the story of a uniquely special example of the Maserati 250F, the breed of car that epitomizes the 2.5-liter, front-engined Formula 1 era of 1954–60, and took part in the first and last races of that classic period.

The finest flowering of the 250F came in 1957 with the lightweight version in which Juan Manuel Fangio won the last of his five World Championship titles. Three lightweights were built and the one featured in this book, chassis 2528, was driven to victory by Fangio in the Monaco Grand Prix and by Jean Behra in three non-championship Grands Prix at Pau, Modena and Casablanca.

The fascinating story of 2528, from its construction to the present day, is accompanied by 400 photographs, many of them never previously published. This book presents the life of a truly Great Car – the most original and widely raced of all Maserati 250Fs.

Freelance journalist Ian Wagstaff won the Mercedes Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book, The British at Le Mans. He wrote for Autosport and Motoring News before becoming press and promotions manager at Silverstone in the late 1970s. His current work for Racecar Engineering, Race Engine Technology, Performance Racing Industry, The Paddock, The Red Bulletin and Auto Technology takes him to races throughout Europe and the USA, including the Indianapolis 500.

Format: Hardback, 340 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085383
Series: Great Cars
Illustrations: 300+ color & b-w photos
Size: 9.25 in x 11.14 in / 234.95 mm x 282.96 mm