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Alberto Ascari

Knowledge Identifier: +Alberto_Ascari


Alberto Ascari

Italian racing driver and twice Formula One World Champion add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1918.

Countries: (43%), Italy (33%), France (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Scuderia Ferrari, Formula One, British Grand Prix

Linked to: Lancia, Vanwall




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Alberto Ascari was born in 1918 add something


Born in Milan, Ascari was the son of Antonio Ascari, a talented Grand Prix motor racing star in the 1920s, racing Alfa Romeos add something


Antonio was killed while leading the French Grand Prix in 1925 but the younger Ascari had an interest in racing in spite of it add something


Antonio Ascari was 36 when he died, on 26 July 1925 add something


Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 - In December 1939, AAC was commissioned by Lotario, Marquis di Modena, to build and prepare two racing cars for him and Alberto Ascari to drive in the 1940 Brescia Grand Prix


Formula One regulations were introduced by the FIA in 1946, with the aim of eventually replacing the pre-war Grand Prix structure add something


He won his first Grand Prix race in Sanremo, Italy in 1948 and took second place in the British Grand Prix the same year add something


The first Formula One World Championship season took place in 1950, and the Ferrari team made its World Championship debut at Monte Carlo with Ascari, Villoresi, and the popular French driver Raymond Sommer on the team add something


German Grand Prix - A non-championship Formula 2 race was won by Alberto Ascari in 1950 at the N├╝rburgring Nordschleife, but when the following year came around, the German Grand Prix was included as part of the new Formula One European championship, and the Nordschleife was to be the mainstay of Germany's premier motor racing event for the next quarter of a century


Throughout 1951 Ascari was a threat to the Alfa Romeo team, though initially he was undone by reliability add something


Formula One - However Fangio won the title in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 & 1957 , his streak interrupted by two-time champion Alberto Ascari of Ferrari


For 1952 the World Championship season switched to using the 2-litre Formula Two regulations, with Ascari driving Ferrari's Tipo 500 car add something


Giuseppe Farina - Moving to Ferrari in 1952, Farina found himself being outdone by another younger team-mate, this time Alberto Ascari who went on to win nine successive World Championship Grand Prix in 1952 and 1953


Belgian Grand Prix - This race was won by the Italian works Alfa driver Antonio Ascari, whose son Alberto would win the race in 1952 and 1953


He won three more consecutive races to start the 1953 season, giving him nine straight championship wins before his streak ended when he finished fourth in France, although it was a close fourth as the race was highly competitive add something


Some sources extend Ascari's sequence to 9 wins, by including the subsequent 1953 Dutch and Belgian Grands Prix, and discounting the intervening 1953 Indianapolis 500, on the basis that although the Indianapolis 500 was part of the Drivers' Championship from 1950 to 1960, very few of the European drivers and teams ever competed there add something


Argentine Grand Prix - The 1953 race saw native son Fangio retire his Maserati after 36 laps due to a transmission failure; Alberto Ascari's victory for Ferrari was overshadowed by an accident which killed nine people and injured many others due to overcrowding along the track


Following a dispute over his salary, Ascari left Ferrari at the end of the season and switched to Lancia for the 1954 campaign add something


British Grand Prix - A new pit complex was constructed between Woodcote and Copse corners; Alberto Ascari dominated this and the next year's race; González won again in 1954 in a Ferrari


Mario Andretti - He had two fond childhood memories of watching a stretch of the Mille Miglia race in 1954 which caused him to become captivated by Italian two-time Formula One world champion Alberto Ascari, who won the race, which got him to go to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix, where he saw Ascari and Juan Manuel Fangio race against each other


His 1955 season started promisingly, the Lancia taking victories at the non-championship races in Pau and Naples, though in championship events he retired in Argentina and at Monaco, where he crashed into the harbour after missing a chicane while leading, reportedly distracted by either the crowd's reaction to Stirling Moss' retirement or the close attentions of the lapped Cesare Perdisa behind add something


His death is often considered to be a contributing factor to the withdrawal of Lancia from motor racing in 1955 add something

Alberto Ascari died in 1955 add something


Alberto Ascari died on 26 May 1955, at the age of 36 add something


Another curiosity is that the only other driver to crash into the harbour at Monaco in the circuit's history, Paul Hawkins, died on 26 May. Hawkins crashed into the harbour 10 years after Ascari, before dying when his Lola crashed into a tree at a Tourist Trophy race at Oulton Park in 1969 add something


In 1992, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame add something


"Alberto Ascari: Ferrari's First Double World Champion" Haynes Manuals Inc.. 2000 978-1859606803 add something