As ERA’s G-Type wasn’t yet race-ready, Stirling Moss did a last minute deal to drive for Connaught in the 1952 Italian Grand Prix. Connaught wasn’t exactly completely on top of things either however, and Stirling along with his team-mates ended up driving their A-Types on the road from Milan to Monza after dark in a last-moment scramble to get to the event on time! At least they had the aid of a police motorcycle escort!
Moss set a personal target of outqualifying Mike Hawthorn’s Cooper-Bristol, and achieved that aim by placing ninth on the grid, compared to his fellow countryman’s 12th position. In the race itself, Moss was forced to retire after 60 tours of the 80 lap encounter due to suspension problems.
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