After his original car lost a wheel at Spa in '56, Moss took over this Maserati 250F from teammate Cesare Perdisa and forged his way back to finish 3rd.
It is almost safe to say that a Maserati saved the Grand Prix career of a promising young Stirling Moss. Sir Stirling went on to race Maseratis over a seven-year period, and was a factory driver during late 1954 and 1956. Ian Wagstaff sat down with him at his unique town house in Shepherd Street, London, to discuss his experiences with the marque’s single-seaters.
Your first competitive Formula One car was a Maserati 250F in 1954. Ken Gregory said that, if he had not bought the car for you, you “might have called it a day.” How did it come about that you were able to run your own 250F?
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