In Syracuse, Sicily, they are busy preparing for the 10th Syracuse Grand Prix on Sunday, March 20.
TV Cars, trucks and mechanics
SV Car No. 20 - Stirling Moss
SCU Moss and others look on
CU Painting No. 13 onto car
SV Car No, 16 pushed past on track
LV PAN.. Line of cars being readied
SV Moss sits in car
CU Ditto and moves off in car
CU Car No.4 - Bristow in Cooper pushed off
CU Stacey in cockpit of Lotus
SV Ditto pushed off on track
TV 2 cars along on track
LV PAN..Car passes on track
PAN Car No. 24 passes
CU Signboard "Siracusa"
LV PAN..Cars 18 and 14 round corner
LV PAN..Moss in car 20 round corner
LV PAN..Car 16 round corner
LV PAN..Cars 30 and 10 round corner
LV Jonards cars 10 and 2
TV Cars on track
TV Car - PAN Down - racing on track
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: 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).