Classic Car Catalogue

Maserati 1933

       

Italy

Motor SportJanuary 1933
During the 1932 racing season a new star appeared in the French motor-racing firmament, to wit, Raymond Sommer. With a specially streamlined Alfa Romeo, he took part in all the big races in France, and showed himself to be a driver of rare quality, combining to a nice degree considerable verve with cool judgment. This brilliance had its due reward, for Sommer won both the Le Mans 24 Hours Race and the Marseille Grand Prix—a good bag for a first year's racing!
For 1933 Sommer has already made his plans. To begin with, he has bought two of the new 3 litre "monoposto" Maseratis, which will be entered for all important races next year, with himself and Zehender as drivers. Then he has taken up the Maserati agency for France, and has hopes of the 1,100 c.c. and 1,500 c.c. models giving a good account of themselves in the small classes of road events. He will take delivery of his own Maserati towards the end of January, and has entered for the Grand Prix of Pau on February 19th.
Incidentally, the new single seater Maserati looks a most promising job. The engine is set farther back in the frame than usual, so that the front axle comes well forward of the radiator, a. la Frazer Nash. This, in conjunction with a short tail, gives the car a very fleet appearance, and it will be interesting to see how the Maserati fares against the so far all-conquering single seater Alfa Romeo.
Motor SportFebruary 1933
Plenty of Maseratis.

When Ruggeri was killed at Montlhery in December in the 16-cyl. Maserati, everyone condoled with the Italian firm on the second severe loss it had sustained within a year, for the founder of the firm, Alfieri Maserati, died not long ago. The brother of Alfieri, however, Ernesto, has kept the name of Maserati to the fore in the racing world, and for next season the team will be composed of that remarkably brilliant driver Fagioli, supported by Minozzi and Brivio, while Ernesto Maserati will drive himself when time allows. Then there will be the two new 3-litre cars to be raced as a team by Raymond Sommer and Freddy Zehender, who will take part in all the most important races during the season.
Grandes Épreuves races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
France 11.06.1933 French GP 4 2 1 32 8C-3000 Campari 1st
09.07.1933 Belgian GP 3 2 1 22 8CM 3.0 Nuvolari 1st
10.09.1933 Italian GP 5 4 3 28 8CM 3.0 Nuvolari 2nd
          34 8CM 3.0 Zehender 3rd
24.09.1933 Spanish GP 4 3 0 36 8CM 3.0 Nuvolari acc.
          24 8CM 3.0 Taruffi acc.
Motor SportJune 1933

Zehender's 3-litre 8CM at the inspection before Monaco GP. He finished 6th - the only Maserati to cross the line.
Motor SportJune 1933

Giuseppe Campari in 8C-3000 won the French GP.
Other GP races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
France 19.02.1933 GP Pau 1 1 1 30 16M de Maleplane 7th  
23.04.1933 Monaco GP 3 3 1 38 8CM 3.0 Zehender 6th  
France 26.03.1933 Tunis GP 3 3 1 34 8C 2800 Zehender 3rd  
30.04.1933 Alessandria (Coppa Borodino) 11/12 11/12 9/1 20 26M Valpreda 4th  
07.05.1933 Tripoli GP 12+2 10+2 6 10 8C 3000 Birkin 3rd  
          36 26 Battilana 4th  
France 21.05.1933 Picardy GP (voiturette) 2 2 1 2 26C Vagniez 2nd  
France 04.06.1933 Provence Trophy 1 1 1 36 26 Vagniez 5th 1.1→1.5 1st
11.06.1933 Lwów GP (voiturette) 2 2 1 28 26C Landi 3rd  
France 02.07.1933 GP de la Marne 3 3 1 20 26M Straight 4th  
France 16.07.1933 Dieppe GP 3 1 1 46 26 A. Vagniez 11th →2.0 8th
30.07.1933 Coppa Ciano 9 9 7/5 40 8CM 3000 Nuvolari 1st  
          34 4CM 2000 Campari 3rd  
          56 4CM 1100 Barbieri - →1.1 1st
          64 4CM 1100 G. Landi - →1.1 2nd
          58 4CM 1100 G. Furmanik - →1.1 3rd
France 06.08.1933 Nice GP 4 4 2 2 8CM 3000 Nuvolari 1st  
          20 4CM 2000 Campari 8th  
13.08.1933 Coppa Acerbo 7 5 2 52 8CM 3000 Nuvolari 2nd  
          38 8CM 3000 Taruffi 3rd  
France 20.08.1933 GP du Comminges 4 2 0 32 26M Straight dnf  
France 27.08.1933 Marseille GP 4 3 1 14 8CM 3000 Zehender / Parenti 5th  
France 27.08.1933 Albi GP (voiturette) 1 1 1 42 26C Vagniez 2nd  
France 27.08.1933 Albi GP 2 1 1 6 26M Straight 2nd  
10.09.1933 Monza GP 7 2 1 12 26M Straight 4th  
17.09.1933 Masaryk Circut 8 2 0 74 26 Vagniez - →1.5 acc
          56 26 Landi - →1.5 acc
21.10.1933 Mountain Championship         Straight 1st  

Nice GP, #2, Tazio Nuvolari, Maserati 8CM 3.0, winner.
Other Races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
11.03.1933 Brooklands First Mountain Handicap - - - C. Paul 2,494 c.c. (s) 2nd  
09.04.1933 Mille Miglia 5 5 2 36 Tabanelli / Borgnino 4CTR 37th S→1.1 4th
          54 Barsotti / Corsi 26 43rd S1.1→1.5 5th
16.04.1933 Brooklands First Mountain Handicap - - -   Whitney Straight 2,514 c.c. (s) 2nd  
16.04.1933 Brooklands Second Mountain Handicap - - -   Whitney Straight 2,514 c.c. (s) 1st  
            J. Cummings 2,494 c.c. (s) 2nd  
06.05.1933 International Trophy 1 1 0   Whitney Straight 2,514 c.c. (s) dnf  
Motor SportJune 1933
International Trophy 1933, Maserati, Whitney Straight, Brooklands
Whitney Straight in International Trophy Race at Brooklands.