In 1957 legendary Formula 1 driver Juan Manuel Fangio won the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring despite a 48-second deficit. He made that deficit up over 22 laps, passing the race leader on the final lap. In doing this he broke the lap record. Ten times.
His car was the Maserati 250F.
Over its lifetime the 250F was driven to victory in eight Grand Prix by Fangio (six times) and Stirling Moss (twice). Moss called it the nicest front-engined F1 car he ever drove.
By 1958, when the Constructors' Championships started in F1 the 250F had become outclassed, but … Read more