Targa Florio: victory with one-point lead

  • Date
    16 October 1955
  • Description
    The Targa Florio, the gruelling road race on the Madonie circuit in Sicily, puts the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car to the acid test. In the last race, which counts towards the constructors' rankings in the 1955 Sports Car World Championship, Stirling Moss/Peter Collins and Juan Manuel Fangio/Karl Kling take the first two places in a dramatic race and secure the title with a mere one-point lead over Ferrari.
Targa Florio, October 16, 1955
Targa Florio, 1955
Targa Florio, October 16, 1955. Stirling Moss in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR sports racing car with start number 104. Mercedes-Benz winning team: Stirling Moss/Peter Collins.
Targa Florio, 1955