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Maserati 250F

Knowledge Identifier: $Maserati_250F


Maserati 250F

Racing car made by Maserati of Italy used in 2,5 litre Formula One racing between January 1954 and November 1960 add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1954.

Countries: (45%), Italy (27%), Monaco (9%)

Main connections: Maserati, Formula One, Stirling Moss

Linked to: Pirelli




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A streamlined version with bodywork which partially enclosed the wheels was used in the 1956 French Grand Prix add something


Fangio won the 1954 Drivers' World Championship, with points gained with both Maserati and &Mercedes-Benz; Stirling Moss raced his own privately owned 250F for the full 1954 season add something


The "' Maserati 250F"' was a racing car made by Maserati of Italy used in '2,5 litre' Formula One racing between January 1954 and November 1960 add something


In 1955 a 5-speed gearbox; SU fuel injection and Dunlop disc brakes were introduced add something


In 1956 Stirling Moss won the Monaco and Italian Grands Prix, both in a works car add something


In 1956 three "'250F T2"' cars first appeared for the works drivers add something


Jack Brabham - Brabham briefly and unsuccessfully campaigned his own second hand Formula One Maserati 250F during 1956, but his season was saved by drives for Cooper in sports cars and Formula Two, the junior category to Formula One. At that time, almost all racing cars had their engines mounted at the front but Coopers were different, having the engine placed behind the driver, which improved their handling


By the 1958 season, the 250F was totally outclassed by the new rear engined F1 cars, however, the car remained a favourite with the privateers, including Maria Teresa de Filippis, and was used by back markers through the 1960 F1 season, the last for the 2,5 litre formula add something


Colotti Trasmissioni - Valerio Colotti, who is famous as the chassis designer/engineer of Maserati 250F, started his own company called Tec-Mec in 1958


Colotti Trasmissioni - After building a GP car for Jean Behra, which became known as Behra-Porsche, Colotti built his own Grand Prix car named Tec-Mec F415, based on Maserati 250F in 1959, with Fritz d'Orey as the driver who finished 10th at 1959 French Grand Prix


It was later developed into the 3 litre $V12 (V12_engine) that won two races powering the Cooper T81 and T86 from 1966 to 1969, the final "Tipo 10" variant of the engine having three valves and two spark plugs per cylinder add something


Grand Prix Data Book, David Hayhoe & David Holland, 2006 add something