Rare Maserati to run at Laguna Seca

| 25 Jun 2014


Racing driver Derek Hill – son of 1961 Formula 1 World Champion Phil – will take the wheel of one of the few surviving Maserati Tipo 151s during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion from 14-17 August.

The Tipo 151 will form part of a larger display of Maseratis, which will be gathered to mark the Italian firm's centenary. It is one of only three produced, and comes from the collection of Lawrence Auriana, under whose ownership it was fully restored.

In addition to competing at last year's Le Mans Legend race, the Tipo has attended three successive Goodwood Revival meetings, but this will be its first visit to Monterey.

Originally delivered to Briggs Cunningham in 1962, the car was immediately entered into that year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Bill Kimberly and Dick Thompson at the wheel. The pair managed five hours of racing before the car suffered a brake failure, forcing them to retire.

General manager of Laguna Seca, Gill Campbell, said: "Fans will enjoy seeing Derek Hill pilot this very rare Maserati on the track. This is what makes the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion so special, seeing cars in motion that are normally housed in museums."

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