Ascari, Alberto

RACE CAR DRIVER (ITALY)
BORN 13 Jul 1918, Milano, Lombardia - DIED 26 May 1955, Monza, Lombardia: circuit
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Monumentale, Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (Reparto XV, Giardino 384)

Alberto Ascari was the son of the racing car driver Antonio Ascari. His father was killed during the Grand Prix of France in 1925. Alberto started racing om motorcycles before he started racing in Ferrari cars. After World War II he drove for Maserati, where Luigi Villoresi was his team-mate. He won his first Grand Prix in Sanremo in 1948. In 1950 the first official Formula One season took place and he raced for Ferrari with Villoresi and Raymond Sommer. He ended 5th in the final standings that year. The next year he won races at the Nürburgring and at Monza and he ended second behinf Juan Manual Fangio.

In 1952 he dominated the Formula One and won all six races in Europe. He became world champion and in 1953 he started the season with three wins and he became world champion again. In 1954 he was less successful won only one race that year. In 1955 he didn't finish his first races and he crashed the waters of the port in Monaco in his Lancia D50. He managed to get out of his car and survived. One week later he tested a Ferrari 750 in Monza and he was killed in a crash. He was buried in the grave of his father at the Cimitero Monumentale in Milan. In 2016 the bronze busts of both men were stolen from the grave.

Family
• Father: Ascari, Antonio

Images

The grave of Alberto Ascari and Antonio Ascari at the Cimitero Monumentale, Milano.
Picture by Androom (22 Feb 2019)

 

Sources
Alberto Ascari - Wikipedia


Ascari, Antonio

Published: 29 Dec 2019
Last update: 29 Dec 2019