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2014-06-18 09:10

MOSS IN ACTION : Sir Stirling Moss in the Maserati 250F at Silverstone in the 1956 British Formula 1 GP. Image: Tony Todd Photography

  • Sterling Moss to lead Maserati parade
  • Famous Maserati 250F on show
  • Special celebration on Super Sunday

LONDON, England - Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss will be back behind the wheel of one of his favourite GP cars to lead both record F1 and Maserati centenary parades at the Silverstone Classic over July 25-27 2014.

The Formula 1 parade will mark 50 GP's at Silverstone – a milestone that will be reached in July 2014. Maserati is the event’s official "Celebration Marque" for 2014 and will be celebrating its first 100 years with a special cavalcade of its finest road and competition cars.

Each special commemorative parade will take place on the full Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on ‘Super Sunday’, July 27 2014, and each will be fronted by Moss driving a Maserati 250F.


Hailed as one of the greatest GP cars yet built, the 250F vital to Moss’s F1 career. He raced one to his maiden GP podium at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium in 1954 and in 1956 won at Monaco and Monza for the Maserati factory team.

Moss said: “It will be very special to lead both parades in a 250F. The Maserati is probably the most beautiful and dirver-friendly F1 car yet built; it’s delightful to drive and a real collector’s item. It was also very important to me.

"Not many people know this but my father went to see Mercedes in 1953 to ask Alfred Neubauer, the Mercedes F1 team manager, to give me a drive. He said he’d been impressed by my driving in poor cars but wanted to see me in something that could win.

"So we bought the Maserati.

"My first race was the Swiss GP at the Bremgarten circuit and, in the wet, I put the Maserati on pole in front of (Juan-Manuel) Fangio, (Alberto) Ascari and all the Mercedes. As I said, it was a fantastic car to drive.”


The Maserati 250F that Moss will drive at Silverstone was originally raced by Roy Salvadori back in the 1950's and is one of only 26produced. In total, the 250F won eight GP's and was instrumental not only in establishing Moss as one of Britain’s top sports stars but also in the great Fangio winning World championship titles in 1954 and 1957.

Events director Nick Wigley said: “It’s always wonderful when things fall into place so perfectly. To have Sir Stirling Moss – the only British driver to have won a GP in a Maserati – leading both parades in a 250F is just the best possible scenario."Even in our wildest dreams we couldn’t have hoped for a finer sight.” - Newspress

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