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 Alberto Ascari

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Alberto Ascari Famous memorial

Birth
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Death
26 May 1955 (aged 36)
Monza, Provincia di Monza e della Brianza, Lombardia, Italy
Burial
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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8710343 View Source

European Race Car Driver. He was born into a motor racing family in Milan, Italy. His famous father Antonio Ascari was killed at the French Grand Prix when he was just seven. Alberto Ascari started his career racing motorcycles and then race cars. World War II interrupted his racing. During the war, Ascari started a road transportation business with a partner and hauled fuel to Mussolini's armies in North Africa. Resuming his racing in the post-war era, he won 47 international races in 56 starts, including two world championships. He was testing a Ferrari sportscar at Monza, Italy. While on the third lap, his car crashed into the wall. He was thrown out on the track and suffered fatal injuries. He was inducted into The International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1992.

European Race Car Driver. He was born into a motor racing family in Milan, Italy. His famous father Antonio Ascari was killed at the French Grand Prix when he was just seven. Alberto Ascari started his career racing motorcycles and then race cars. World War II interrupted his racing. During the war, Ascari started a road transportation business with a partner and hauled fuel to Mussolini's armies in North Africa. Resuming his racing in the post-war era, he won 47 international races in 56 starts, including two world championships. He was testing a Ferrari sportscar at Monza, Italy. While on the third lap, his car crashed into the wall. He was thrown out on the track and suffered fatal injuries. He was inducted into The International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bio by: Donald Greyfield


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 1 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8710343
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8710343/alberto-ascari: accessed ), memorial page for Alberto Ascari (13 Jul 1918–26 May 1955), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8710343, citing Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave.