Historic racers hit the 11th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.

Words: Nile Bijoux
16 May 2018

More than 180 historic Grand Prix cars gathered in Monaco over the weekend including 19 unique Maseratis, ranging from the 1957 250F to the iconic 300S and the very rare 6CM and V8RI.

More than 180 historic Grand Prix cars gathered in Monaco over the weekend including 19 unique Maseratis, ranging from the 1957 250F to the iconic 300S and the very rare 6CM and V8RI.

For the 11th edition of the historic race, pre-war cars were brought back by popular demand to compete in the “A-series”. Two Maserati cars were entered in this category, and the 6CM driven by Anthony Sinopoli managed third. Only 13 Maserati 6CMs remain in existence out of the 27 produced: they feature an advanced front suspension system (for the time) which allows springs to be adapted to different circuits.

The B-Series race saw the participation of Julia De Baldanza, one of only two female drivers in the competition, racing her beloved 1952 Maserati A6GCM together with four Maserati 250Fs.

Out of the 34 cars entered in the C-Series race, 12 were Maseratis: five were 300S, six A6GCS and one 200SI. A 1956 Lister with a Maserati engine driven by Ben Short managed to get on the podium in second place.

The Trident Marque also had a presence as the official car of the Yacht Club De Monaco and was present in the terrace of the building, designed by Foster and Partners to be the symbolic centrepiece of Monaco’s remodelled harbourfront. Guests and clients of the Maserati brand were thus able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and the stunning display, showcasing a 3500 GT Vignale Spyder and the iconic Maserati 250F.

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