- Maserati in motorsport
Maserati Full name Officine Alfieri Maserati Base Modena, Italy Founder(s) Maserati Brothers Noted staff Gioacchino Colombo
Noted drivers Juan Manuel Fangio
Formula One World Championship career Debut 1950 British Grand Prix Races competed 56 Constructors' Championships 0 Drivers' Championships 1 (1957) Race victories 9 Pole positions 8 Fastest laps 13 Final race 1957 Italian Grand Prix
Throughout its history the Italian auto manufacturer Maserati has participated in various forms of motorsport including Formula One, sportscar racing and touring car racing, both as a works team and through private entrants.
Sports and GT cars
Maserati's wins in the Targa Florio
- 1937 : Giulio Severi, Maserati 6CM
- 1938 : Giovanni Rocco, Maserati 6CM
- 1939 : Luigi Villoresi, Maserati 6CM
- 1940 : Luigi Villoresi, Maserati 4CL
Maserati's post-war racing history began in 1954 for the second season of the World Sportscar Championship. The factory raced as Officine Alfieri Maserati.
For the 1955 World Sportscar Championship season Maserati finished 4th in the Manufacturers Championship.
For the 1956 World Sportscar Championship season Maserati finished 2nd in the Manufacturers Championship including a win at the 1000 km Buenos Aires and the 1000 km at the Nurburgring. The win at 1956 1000 km Buenos Aires was a Maserati 300S sports car driven by Stirling Moss, Carlos Menditéguy.
For the 1959 World Sportscar Championship season Maserati finished 4th in the Manufacturers Championship.
For the 1960 World Sportscar Championship season Maserati finished 3rd in the Manufacturers Championship. With a win at the ADAC 1000 km Nürburgring for a Maserati Tipo 61 driven by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney.
For the 1961 World Sportscar Championship season Maserati finished 2nd in the Manufacturers Championship. With a repeat win at the ADAC 1000 km Nürburgring for a Maserati Tipo 61 this time driven by Lloyd Casner and Masten Gregory.
List of Maserati sports and gt racing cars
- Maserati A6GCS Sports Car
- Maserati 350S Sports Car.
- Maserati 300S Sports Car.
- Maserati 250S Sports Car.
- Maserati 200S Sports Car.
- Maserati 150S Sports Car.
- Maserati 450S Sports Car.
- Maserati Tipo 60 Sports Car
- Maserati Tipo 61 the "Birdcage" Sports Car
- Maserati Tipo 63
- Maserati Tipo 64
- Maserati Tipo 65
- Maserati Barchetta Sports Car
- Maserati Ghibli II Open Cup gt Car
- Maserati Trofeo series gt Car.
- Maserati Trofeo Light GT3 Racing Car
- Maserati MC12 GT1 Racing Car.
The Biturbo competed unsuccessfully in the British Touring Car Championship in the late 1980s, the European Touring Car Championship and the World Touring Car Championship (1987). The cars for the 1987 World Touring Car Championship season were entered by Pro Team Italia/Imberti. The car was in Group A Division 3 competing against the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth and later in the season Ford Sierra RS 500. The car was driven by Bruno Giacomelli, Armin Hahne, Marcello Gunella, Mario Hytten, Nicola Tesini, Kevin Bartlett. For the British Touring Car Championship the cars were entered by Trident Motorsport. This was for the 1988 and 1989 seasons. The car was driven by Nick May, John Lepp, Vic Lee.
Ex 1987 WTCC car was bought by Adriano Dece and converted it for used on Road rallies.
Maserati participated in Formula One motor racing during the 1940s and 1950s. Its works Formula One programme was broadly successful, providing a handful of Grand Prix wins and a world title for Juan Manuel Fangio. Maserati designed three Formula One cars: the Maserati 4CLT, the Maserati A6GCM and the Maserati 250F, and the pre-WWII Maserati 4CL was also used with some success. However due to financial difficulties in the late 1950s the team had to withdraw from Formula One despite the 250F still being successful. Privateers, including Fangio, continued to use the 250F until 1960.
Beginnings of Formula One operation
The 1948 Maserati 4CLT was one of the first cars built to the new Formula One regulations, introduced in 1946, and was developed from the 1938 Maserati 4CL voiturette car. The older design was still competitive despite the hiatus of World War II and was entered into Formula One races when racing resumed after the war. Its success encouraged Maserati to develop the car's design and these refinements were brought together as the 4CLT.
Complete Formula One results
Maserati 1946-1969 1970-1979 1980-1999 2000-present Racing Vehicles Concept Cars Formula One constructors Current constructors (2011) Former constructors
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