Maserati 1950

A6 1500 (R6 cyl, 1488 cm³, 65 cv) - end of prod.

61 were made (2 spyders).

 

4 CLT/48 (R4 cyl, 1491 cm, 260 cv) - end of prod. (1948-50 - 21 ex.)
8 CLT (R8 cyl, 2982 cm, 430 cv) - new model (1950-50 - 2 ex.)

Trzecie miejsce (Chiron) w GP Monaco.

A multi-part crankshaft, lightened and balanced rods, a more powerful pair of superchargers and changes to the ignition timing took the 4 CLT/50 engine output up to a claimed 280 bhp.

Formula 1 championship victories:

3rd Monaco GP #48 4CLT-48 Louis Chiron

Non-Championship F1 victories:

1st Pau GP #10 Juan Manuel Fangio
1st Richmond Trophy #22 Reg Parnell
2nd Richmond Trophy #20 Toulo de Graffenried
3rd San Remo GP #6 Alfredo Piàn
3rd British Empire Trophy #5 Toulo de Graffenried
2nd Jersey Road Race #10 Reg Parnell
3rd Jersey Road Race #5 Toulo de Graffenried
2nd Albi GP José Froilán González
1st Nottingham Trophy David Hampshire
3rd Chilean GP Eitel Cantoni

Formula 1 championship entries:

  British GP 13.05.1950 (round 1)
# Entrant: Result:
5 4CLT-48 David Murray Scuderia Ambrosiana ret.
6 4CLT-48 David Hampshire Scuderia Ambrosiana 9th
10 4CL Joe Fry / Brian Shawe-Taylor Joe Fry 10th
19 4CLT-48 Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati ret.
20 4CLT-48 Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé ret.
21 4CLT-48 B. Bira Enrico Platé ret.
22 4CLT-50 Felice Bonetto Scuderia Milano dna
 
  Monaco GP 21.05.1950 (round 2)
# Entrant: Result:
2 4CLT-48 José Froilán González Scuderia Achille Varzi acc.
4 4CLT-50 Alfredo Piàn Scuderia Achille Varzi dns
44 4CLT-48 Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati acc.
46 4CLT-50 Clemente Biondetti Scuderia Milano dnq
48 4CLT-48 Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati 3rd
50 4CLT-48 Prince Bira Enrico Platé 5th
52 4CLT-48 Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé acc.
 
  Indianapolis 500 30.05.1950 (round 3)
# Entrant: Result:
12 Offenhauser Banks/Agabashian 25th
21 Offenhauser Spider Webb 20th
 
  Swiss GP 04.06.1950 (round 4)
# Entrant: Result:
2 4CLT-48 Nello Pagani Scuderia Achille Varzi 7th
26 4CLT-48 Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati 9th
28 4CLT-48 Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati dnq
30 4CLT-48 Prince Bira Enrico Platé 4th
32 4CLT-48 Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé 6th
34 4CLT-50 Felice Bonetto Scuderia Milano 5th
36 4CLT-48 Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana dnq
40 4CLT-48 Toni Branca Scuderia Achille Varzi 11th
 
Belgian GP 18.06.1950 (round 5)
# Entrant: Result:
30 4CL Toni Branca Antonio Branca 10th
 
French GP 02.07.1950 (round 6)
# Entrant: Result:
28 4CLT-48 Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati ret.
30 4CLT-48 Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati ret.
32 4CLT-48 Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana ret.
34 4CLT-48 David Hampshire Scuderia Ambrosiana ret.
36 4CLT-48 José Froilán González Scuderia Achille Varzi ret.
38 4CLT-48 Franco Comotti Scuderia Achille Varzi dnq
40 4CLT-50 Felice Bonetto Scuderia Milano ret.
 
Italian GP 03.09.1950 (round 7)
# Entrant: Result:
4 4CLT-48 Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati dnf
6 4CLT-48 Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati ret.
20 4CLT-48 Luigi de Filippis de Filippis dns
26 4CLT-48 Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana dnq
28 4CLT-48 Paul Pietsch Paul Pietsch ret.
30 4CLT-50 Prince Bira Enrico Platé ret.
38 4CLT-48 Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé 6th
50 4CL David Murray Scuderia Ambrosiana ret.
62 4CLT-50 Franco Comotti Scuderia Milano ret.

The Motor YEAR BOOK, 1951     Maserati.

 
The four-cylinder 1½-litre Maserati, with four valves per cylinder, made its racing debut in 1939. Since the war the chassis design has been substantially altered, the San Remo type having coil springs at the front and a stiff and lowered frame, whilst the engine has been modified to have two-stage supercharging with Roots blowers. This model was introduced in 1948 and, although unsuccessful in competition with the Alfa Romeo cars, it was (in their absence) the most successful racing car of 1949, winning six races and putting up the fastest lap on fourteen circuits. The comparative lack of reliability indicated by these figures was accentuated in 1950 by absence of work's support, with the consequence that the marque was only in the first three in one major race (Monaco) and secured only one victory. It should perhaps be mentioned that the Maserati brothers, who were responsible for the components upon which the San Remo type is based, have for the past two years been in business for themselves under the title OSCA.

The Motor Year Book 1951

Victories:

Entries:

  Targa Florio/Giro di Sicilia 02-03.04.1950 Results:
# gen. category class
249 A6 1500 Coupé Naselli / Palomba ret. GT - up to 1.5 -
426 A6 GCS Palmieri / Melani 10th sport 9th 1.1-2.0 4th
454 A6 GCS Musmeci / Sciuto dsq sport - over 2.0 -


#426 Maserati A6 GCS (Pietro Palmieri / Marcello Melani) at Targa Florio. 10th overall, 9th in sport category, 4th in 1101-2000 cc class.