Monday, 16 May 2016

Maserati 250F

This is another of those Kodak Brownie 127 camera photographs, this time from the British Grand Prix at Aintree in July 1959.
It's Fritz d'Orey's Scuderia Centro Sud 1954 Maserati 250F, chassis number 2515, that he qualified in a lowly 20th place on the grid and failed to finish the race due to an accident on lap 57. Car number 24 next to it is another Scuderia Centro Sud car, the rear-engined Cooper T51 Maserati of Hans Herrmann who also failed to finish. The Maserati 250F was a remarkable car, several competing in the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix, the first race of the 2½ litre Formula, and the last race of the 2½ litre Formula, the 1960 United States Grand Prix, included a 250F in the hands of the American Bob Drake. Fritz d'Orey was the driver who drove the 1958 Tec-Mec Maserati in its only Grand Prix race, the 1959 United States Grand Prix.

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