Ascari (n.4) su Ferrari 500 F2 e Farina (n.6) su Ferrari 500 F2 inseguono Fangio (n.50)  Maserati A6GCM.
Juan Manuel Fangio drives his Maserati ahead of the field en route to winning the 1953 Italian Grand Prix. (Maserati photo)

70 Years Ago: Fangio & Maserati Win At Monza

Seventy years have passed since Juan Manuel Fangio celebrated his first and only victory of the Formula 1 season, winning the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sept. 13, 1953.

The victory was a highlight of a subdued season for the Argentine world champion, who would record his second of five F-1 championships the following season driving for Maserati.

Fangio’s fifth and final title also came with Maserati in 1957.

Maerati celebrates this anniversary during a year in which it debuted in Formula E and posted one victory and three podium finishes in the all-electric international series.

Maserati also announced it this year it will return to GT competition next season in the Fanatec GT2 European Series.

Maserati’s racing debut came in 1926 with the Alfieri Maserati winning its class at the Targa Florio.