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Гонщики, G

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)


Мастен Грегори

Gregory, Masten

Мастен Грегори / Gregory, Masten

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000



Канзас-Сити, Миссури



Порто-Эколе, Рим, Италия

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Ф1: 1957-1965

Мастен Грегори / Gregory, Masten - 1957-1965




1957Scuderia Centro SudMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F
1958H H GouldMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F
Scuderia Centro SudMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F
Temple BuellMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F
1959Cooper Car CoCooper T51
Cooper T51
1960Camoradi InternationalBehra Porsche
Behra Porsche
Scuderia Centro SudCooper T51
Cooper T51
1961Camoradi InternationalCooper T53
Cooper T53
UDT Laystall Racing TeamLotus 18/21
Lotus 18/21
1962UDT Laystall Racing TeamLotus 18/21
Lotus 24
Lotus 24
1963Reg Parnell RacingLola Mk4A
Lotus 24
Lotus 24
Tim ParnellLotus 24
Lotus 24
1965Scuderia Centro SudBRM P57

Although his father died when he was very young, Masten was born into a wealthy Kansas family, and much later, when his mother sold the family business, he came into a great deal of money, some of which he immediately invested in some potent sports cars to further his fledgling racing career. In the early days he was 'hairy' but very fast, particularly when he received his Allard J2X and then the even more powerful C-Type Jaguar. His US exploits in this car led to an offer to drive in the 1954 Buenos Aires 1000 Km, and although his outing ended in retirement the trip was still worthwhile, for he purchased the race-winning 4.5-litre Ferrari, which he then brought over to Europe. In his first race, paired with the veteran Biondetti, Gregory finished fourth in the Reims 12 Hours, and the season was to be a fruitful one, with third place in the Portuguese GP, second in class at the Tourist Trophy and a win in the Nassau Trophy. More success followed in the next two seasons, before Masten took the plunge into Grand Prix racing with Scuderia Centro Sud in 1957. Having already shared the winning works Ferrari in the Argentine 1000 Km, Gregory took a brilliant third place on his Grand Prix debut at Monaco and later scored points at both Monza and Pescara. He stayed with the Maserati for 1958, but the car was past its best.

Masten then negotiated a works drive with Cooper as number three to Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren for 1959, and despite his position in the team he gave some excellent performances, finishing third at Zandvoort and second at Monsanto, as well as producing a great drive at AVUS. However, after bailing out of his Tojeiro-Jaguar in the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood when the steering failed, Gregory sustained rib and shoulder injuries which caused him to miss the season's remaining Grands Prix and he found his services were not retained by Cooper for 1960. He was irked at this, to say the least, and returned to Scuderia Centro Sud to race their Maserati-engined Coopers, but enjoyed little luck.

In 1961 Masten became involved with the American Camoradi outfit, running a Cooper in F1 and a Maserati in sports car racing. He won the Nürburgring 1000 Km in the 'Birdcage' Maserati with Casner, but in mid-season moved over to the UDT-Laystall team to race the more competitive Lotus 18. He continued with the team in 1962, partnered by Innes Ireland, and gained a victory in the minor Kanonloppet F1 race at Karlskoga in the Lotus, and a win in the Player's 200 at Mosport with a Lotus 19 sports car, but achieved little else.

The next few seasons saw his Grand Prix career draw to a close with less and less competitive machinery, but there were compensations, including an unexpected triumph at Le Mans with Rindt in the NART Ferrari, which suddenly opened up a whole new career for Masten back in sports cars. Over the next five years (1966-71) he raced Ford GT40s( Ferrari P3s, Porsche 910s, Lola T70s and Alfa Romeo T33s among others before retiring after the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hours. A chain-smoker, he died suddenly after a heart attack in 1985, aged just 53.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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