Monoposto

Monoposto

 

a term designating the body of a single-seat racing car. The term monoposto was introduced in 1931, when international rules were revised to delete the requirement to use only two-seat bodies for racing cars. A monoposto is an open body without doors, designed to place the driver in a semireclining position. The term is often used as a synonym for “racing car.”

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BO-NESS HILL CLIMB, 1950 - SAFETY HAS COME A LONG WAY "This is Dennis Poore driving a pre-war Alfa Romeo 8C-35 Grand Prix Racing Monoposto - and look, he's not even wearing a helmet," said Bill.
Among vehicles due to grace the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle is a 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto.
Among vehicles due to grace the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle is a 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto, which endured many years of hard racing in the Americas during the 1950s.
The Formula 3 Monoposto was later owned by driver Gordon Jones and is expected to sell for between pounds 18,000 and pounds 22,000.
Cross said: ""I raced a 1997 Formula Renault in the Monoposto classic series at Brands Hatch GP in August and I have not stopped thinking of a move into single-seater car racing since.
Audi believes the most distinctive aspect is the so-called monoposto - a large arc encompassing the steering wheel and cockpit that continues to the doors and the tall, wide central tunnel.
Another Bugatti at the auction - a 1926 Type 37 Monoposto - sold for pounds 197,000 while a 1954 Aston Martin cabriolet, previously owned by British racing car driver Innes Ireland, sold for pounds 606,500.
MONO stands for Monoposto which is Italian for one seat.
As well as the final two rounds of the NSSCC there will also be action from the Scottish Saloon and Sports Car Championship, Mazda MA5DA Mk1 and Mk3 series, Scottish Mini Coopers, Monoposto 1600/1800/2000 and the MG Cockshoot Cup.
His father Nick is a veteran of motorsport and it is for his team - Magic Motorsport - that both Neil and older brother Mark now race in the Monoposto Formula 3 series.
An unusual example: the next three squares two/three words with the others different: STROMNESS Stromness in Orkney Islands, Autostreet Lite TAENIADAE Taeniadae, OED hook 1b 1888q RETENTIFE OED cell 1, 1430q ONESEATER * MINESTONE Chambers under mine NATATORES Natatores, OED EDITORESS OED under editor SAFENESSE OED safeness, 1639q SEERESSES OED seeress STRONGERS OED TAENIADAE Taeniadae, OED hook 1b 1888q REVENGIVE OED ONESEATER * NINESPINE ninespine sticklebacks, ITIS animals GIGAPRONS gig-apron, OED gig 4 EDITIONES plural of editio princeps, OED RAVENNESE OED coupe 1834q SEERESSES OED seeress * Alfa's P3 was the first monoposto (oneseater) Grand Prix-car.
This car was specially created for the electrically operated Monoposto Racing Series and has already raced in Asia and South America.