Maserati’s 103 year history is inseparable from the history of Formula One and Grand Prix racing. The Maserati 250F is generally agreed to be the greatest Formula One car of all time with a remarkable list of legends who have taken its wheel to win races around the world.
This list is headed by Juan-Manuel Fangio who, 60 years ago this year, drove what is considered the greatest Formula One race of all time. He overcame a 48-second deficit in 22 laps, passing the race leader, Mike Hawthorn, on the final lap to take the win. In doing so he broke the lap record at the infamous Nürburgring 10 times.
In 1956 Stirling Moss drove a 250F to victory in the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park and capped off a winning visit down under guiding the 250F to victory in the New Zealand Grand Prix and a Maserati 300S to win the Australian Tourist Trophy. Also 60 years ago Maserati took a racing engine and placed it in its first production road car, the Maserati 3500GT.
This started a tradition that continues today with cars that are the epitome of style, exclusivity and personalised high performance road cars. These include its two sports cars, the GranTurismo and GranCabrio, its sports saloons, the Ghibli and Quattroporte and, new for 2017, the Maserati Levante which may be an SUV, but its heart and soul are unequivocally a Maserati.