The Maserati 250F is one of the classic grand prix cars of all time and won F1 World Championships in 1954 and 1957, both in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio. Stirling Moss, who won the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix in a 250F, described the car as the nicest front-engined F1 car he drove during his career.
Here, in this new Haynes Manual, is a unique perspective on what it takes to restore, maintain and race a Maserati 250F, as well as an insight into the design, engineering, development and period race history of this iconic racing car.
● Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the 250F's debut and first World Championship success: Fangio's victory in the Argentine Grand Prix (his home race) on 17 January 1954.
● The Maserati 250F story: design, evolution and racing history.
● Anatomy: chassis, cockpit, engines (six-cylinder and V12), transmission, suspension and steering, brakes, wheels and tyres, electrics and aerodynamics.
● Owning and restoring: buying, provenance, paperwork, values and insurance, obtaining spare parts, restored 250F profiles.
● Driver's view: racing in period, with input from Sir Stirling Moss; racing today with views from drivers of cars running in historic championships.
● Engineer's view: factory mechanics' memories, maintenance and repairs, setting up a 250F, rebuilding and maintenance of a six-cylinder engine, brief technical appraisal of rival F1 cars.
● Appendices including technical specifications and race results.