Your prettiest F1 cars of all time
Seems you lot rather like old F1 cars, so here are your favourites
Posted: 10 Feb 2014
If you are of a certain age, to imagine an F1 car does not mean to imagine a fat-tyred, carbon fibre pencil with the garage door hanging off the back but this: the Maserati 250F, the quintessential 1950s racing car. Then, teams rarely threw cars away at the end of the season unless rule changes meant they absolutely had to, so the 250F raced in six seasons and scored two championships. Sort of.
In 1954 there was no constructors' championship and drivers still chased the fastest chassis of the moment. And if you were Juan Manuel Fangio you had first dibs. So having taken the 250F to two wins at the start of the year, Fangio defected to Mercedes to polish off his second title. His last - his fifth - was however back at Maserati and back in the 250F for, among three others, what's considered his greatest drive, maybe the greatest drive of all to come from nearly a minute back and break the lap record on ten subsequent laps and take victory from Mike Hawthorn's Ferrari on the last lap.
And all that at the Nurburgring.