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.
Ian Wagstaff is a freelance journalist specialising in motorsport and the automotive components industry. He writes for numerous magazines in both Europe and the USA, including Racecar Engineering, Race Engine Technology, Autosport and Motor Sport. In 2006 he was awarded the Mercedes-Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book The British at Le Mans. He is the author of Haynes's Lotus 72 Manual and McLaren M23 Manual.