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1956b LANCIA FERRARI D50 & MASERATI 250F, NURBURGRING, signed LES LESTON 1
1956b LANCIA FERRARI D50 & MASERATI 250F, NURBURGRING, signed LES LESTON

In a race that decided the World Championship, Juan Manuel Fangio led from start to finish in the Lancia Ferrari D50, appropriately sporting 'No 1'. Stirling Moss fought hard to keep in touch, driving the Maserati 250F, taking second place in the race and in the drivers championship. This most attractive envelope portrays the two red Italian cars against the green country section of the Nurburgring, complimented by the Fangio D50 stamp label and cachet.

LES LESTON has signed the second special; he raced Formula 1 in 1952 & 57, driving Connaught, Cooper and BRM. He was a leading light in Formula 3 racing (500 cc), winning the 1952 Luxembourg GP and later taking the 1954 Formula 3 Championship in a Cooper. He started in 2 Formula 1 GPs the first was in 1956, driving a Connaught at Monza; the second was at the wheel of a BRM P25 in the 1957 British GP at Aintree. He also drove F2 Cooper and Lotus cars with moderate success.