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Today in Racing: 18 May

Piero Taruffi won his only win Formula 1 Grand Prix for Ferrari at the 1952 Swiss Grand Prix benefitting when Formula 1 switched to Formula 2 regulations after Alfa Romeo withdrew from the World Championship after 1951. That left Ferrari as the only competitive team. Privateer Rudi Fischer’s Ferrari came home second, with Jean Behra third for Gordini at Bremgarten. Maurice Trintignant scored a memorable 1958 Monaco Grand Prix win, the second in a row for Rob Walker Racing’s wieldy mid-engined Cooper-Climax against the cumbersome ‘horse in front of the cart’ Ferraris driven by Luigi Musso and Peter Collins. That race was also notable for being Lotus’ F1 debut, while Maria Teresa...
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