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Race B : Maserati, Lotus, Ferrari, what a podium to start the day !

Thanks to the best start possible, on pole position, Guillermo Fierro-Eleta, in his Maserati 250 F which raced at Monaco F1 Grand Prix from 1955 to 1959, paid a vibrant tribute to Maria Teresa de Filippis, a former driver of this exceptional car and the first female driver ever entered in the World Championship. The duel that all fans expected against Max Smith Hilliard’s lightweight Lotus 16 never happened because the British driver missed his start, so that the 60-year-old Spanish entrepreneur could escape safely and lead the whole race. Behind Fierro-Eleta and Smith Hilliard, the podium was completed by Alex Birkenstock in his Ferrari Dino 246. The first three drivers received beautiful trophies from the hands of Michel Ferry, the vice-president of Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM). Martin Halusa took 4th place with his all-white Maserati 250 F that was once driven by illustrious Jean Behra.

 

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