Celebrating International Women’s day, Maserati retold the story of Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Not surprisingly she was driving a Maserati 250F.
Maria was born in Naples in 1926 and participated in her first real race in 1948. She won the 10 km Salerno-Cava de ‘Tirreni, 500cc class of the touring car category, decisively beating her male colleagues.
1955 she moved to a Maserati 2000 A6GCS. She said of the vehicle “… a powerful car with which I felt I could do anything… and I did”, adding, “Poor car! So many spectacular accidents, but also so many victories!”.
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In 1958 behind the wheel of a private Maserati 250F, Maria made her debut in the GP of Syracuse and then competed in her first Formula World Championship Grand Prix in Belgium.
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