Alberto Ascari

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Birthday
13, 1918
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 26, 1955 (36)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1918
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 26, 1955 (36)

About

Back-to-back Formula One World Champion in 1952 and 1953 who is considered one of Italy's premier drivers.

Before Fame

He began his career racing motorcycles, and switched to autos after World War II.

Trivia

His first Formula One Championship made him just the second Italian champion, and he then became Italy's first two-time champion.

Family Life

His father was fellow racer Antonio Ascari, and, just like his dad, he died in a crash while racing.

Associated With

He belongs to an elite list of World Champions for Scuderia Ferrari, which includes legend Michael Schumacher.