Sport: Year of the Maserati

Oldtimers on the auto-racing circuit remember Alfieri Maserati as a querulous Latin who spent as much time crying the faults of cars as he did driving them. His dissatisfaction drove him and his brothers to building their own racers, and the cars were almost unbeatable. Maseratis have had their slow moments in the 30 years since; Alfieri is dead and his brothers have long since sold the factory. But the hand-tooled cars still carry the family name, and they are again almost unbeatable. Last week, as the racing season shifted noisily into high...

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