In Syracuse, Sicily, they are busy preparing for the 10th Syracuse Grand Prix on Sunday, March 20.
In Syracuse, Sicily, they are busy preparing for the 10th Syracuse Grand Prix on Sunday, March 20. Mechanics are making last-minute adjustments and tests on the cars, and the circuit is echoing with the roar of engines as the world's leading drivers make trial runs. The race - for Formula 11 cars - is one of the World Championship events.
Britain's Stirling Moss March 17 set up a new lap record during trials - a hopeful sign in view of the bad luck he's had recently in his quest for the world title. His time was 1 min. 58.5 secs. - an average speed of 103.8 m.p.h. Australia's Jack Brabham, the World Champion, went round at a more leisurely speed. Eighteen cars are entered, and of these, ten are British Coopers.
Among other top-flight drivers in Syracuse getting ready for the race are Gregory (Britain), Trintignant (France), Flockhart (Britain) and Schell (United States).