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1958 Italian Grand Prix

Gran Premio d'Italia

Sunday, September 7, 1958
Hot, dry and sunny
Fastest Lap:
P Hill, 1m42.9
1958 season:

A Fine Motor Race

MONZA, September 7th.
Practice was due to be held on the afternoons of Friday and Saturday preceding race day, but as always happens before the Italian Grand Prix, there was lots of activity throughout the week, Ferraris testing on one day, Maserati another, then B.R.M. and then Vanwall, while down at Maranello Ferrari was busy working away on his brake problems and at Modena Maserati were preparing two 1958 cars. Vanwall entered three cars for his brilliant trio of Moss, Brooks and Lewis-Evans, B.R.M. entered Behra. Schell and Bonnier; Ferrari entered four cars with a truly mixed team of drivers, Hawthorn, von Trips, Phil Hill and Gendebien, and Seuderia Buell entered Gregory on a new Maserati and were trying to get Shelby in on the other Maserati, though he was due to drive for Ceutro-Sud. The Rome stable also entered Gerini in a Maserati, and Bonnier entered two Maseratis to be driven by Cabianca and Herrmann, while de Filippis entered her own car. Cooper Cars entered Brabham and Salvadori, as always, and Trintignant was in R. R. C. Walker's Cooper, while Team Lotus entered Allison and Graham Hill to complete the list of runners.