Ascari, Alberto

Milan, Italy
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Alberto Ascari was born July 13, 1918 in Milan, Italy.
Alberto Ascari began his Formula 1 career at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix. His last race was the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, he was killed 4 days later testing a Ferrari sports car at Monza.

Alberto Ascari Ferrari, Maserati and Lancia.

Alberto Ascari, born in Milan on July 13, 1918, was just seven years old when his famous father Antonio, the reigning European champion, was killed while leading the French Grand Prix at Montlhery. By that time little Alberto was already immersed in his father’s milieu, having met the many big names in racing, including Antonio’s close friend Enzo Ferrari, who frequented the thriving Ascari Fiat dealership in Milan. Despite the tragic loss of his beloved father Alberto succumbed to the lure of racing. His famous name helped get him started, though it was on two wheels, not four, when, as a 19-year-old he was hired to ride for the Bianchi motorcycle team. His first four-wheel foray came in the 1940 Mille Miglia, where Enzo Ferrari gave him a ride in a Tipo 815 Spyder. When Italy entered World War II the Ascari garage in Milan, now run by Alberto, was conscripted to service and maintain military vehicles. During the war years he also established a transport business, supplying fuel to Italian army depots in North Africa. His partner in this enterprise was Luigi Villoresi, a racing driver with whom he developed a father-son relationship. By the end of the war Alberto was a family man, having married Mietta and become the father of Patrizia and Antonio, who was named after his celebrated grandfather.

Alberto Ascari
World Championships: 2
Grand Prix Entered: 33
Podiums: 17
Points: 107.64 (140.14)
Wins: 13
Pole Positions: 14
Fastest Laps: 12
Formula 1 Champion Alberto Ascari: 1952 & 1953

Year – Grand Prix
1953 Swiss Grand Prix
1953 British Grand Prix
1953 Belgian Grand Prix
1953 Dutch Grand Prix
1953 Argentine Grand Prix
1952 Italian Grand Prix
1952 Dutch Grand Prix
1952 German Grand Prix
1952 British Grand Prix
1952 French Grand Prix
1952 Belgian Grand Prix
1951 Italian Grand Prix
1951 German Grand Prix

Alberto Ascari
1) Highest percentage of wins in a season: 75% in 1952, winning 6 out of 8 races
2) Most consecutive wins: 7 (Belgian, French, British, German, Dutch, Italian 1953 Argentine 1954)
3) Highest percentage of fastest laps in a season: 75% in 1952, setting the fastest lap in 6 out of 8 races
4) Most consecutive fastest laps: 7 (Belgian, French, British, German, Dutch, Italian 1953 Argentine 1954)
5) Highest percentage of possible championship points in a season: 100% in 1952
6) Most hat tricks (pole, win & fastest lap in same race) in a season: 5 in 1952


Country IT
Podiums 17
Points 107.64
Grand Prix entered 33
World Championships 2 (1952 & 1953)
Grand Prix Wins 13
Highest race finish 1st
Highest grid position 1st
Pole Positions 14
Date of birth July 13th, 1918
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Country Italy
State/Province Lombardia
distance: 370 Miles
Address Milan, Italy
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