Goodwood Revival To Honour Iconic Maserati 250FThu, 31 Jul 2014
SEPTEMBER will see the organisers of the popular Goodwood Revival mark 60 years of one of Formula 1’s most iconic machines, the Maserati 250F.
One of the highlights of the historic race meeting will be one of the largest ever on-track collections of the car at the September 12-14 event.
As many as 16 examples of the 250F are expected to take part in the Richmond Trophy, which this year will feature 2.5-litre, front-engined grand prix cars of a kind that raced from 1954 to 1960. Among them is one of only two of the V12-engined versions of the machine ever built.
The 250F took victory on its debut at the 1954 Argentinian Grand Prix in the hands of five-time Formula 1 world champion Juan Manuel Fangio and was raced in period by more of the world’s top names, including Sir Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Roy Salvadori, Mike Hawthorn and Jean Behra.
All 250Fs will be housed in Goodwood’s main paddock, which will be constructed to resemble the adrenaline-fuelled Monza pitlane of 1954. Organisers are expecting this feature to be a highly-popular attraction for visitors to the Revival.
By Press Association reporters