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Alberto Ascari

1918 - 1955

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Alberto Ascari (13 July 1918 – 26 May 1955) was an Italian racing driver and a two time Formula One World Champion. He was a multitalented racer who competed in motorcycle racing before switching to cars. Ascari won consecutive world titles in 1952 and 1953 for Scuderia Ferrari. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alberto Ascari has received more than 697,051 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Alberto Ascari is the 12th most popular racing driver (down from 10th in 2019), the 514th most popular biography from Italy (up from 535th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Racing Driver.

Alberto Ascari was an Italian motor racing driver and twice Formula One world champion. He was a racing driver for the Lancia and Ferrari teams, as well as a works Maserati driver. He was killed in an accident while testing a Ferrari at Monza in 1955.

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Among racing drivers, Alberto Ascari ranks 12 out of 888Before him are James Hunt, Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, and Carroll Shelby. After him are Nelson Piquet, Jackie Stewart, Keke Rosberg, Jochen Rindt, Ronnie Peterson, and Jim Clark.

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Among people born in 1918, Alberto Ascari ranks 17Before him are Louis Althusser, Helmut Schmidt, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Waldheim, Frederick Sanger, and Gertrude B. Elion. After him are Katherine Johnson, Jørn Utzon, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, William Holden, Billy Graham, and Chaim Herzog. Among people deceased in 1955, Alberto Ascari ranks 12Before him are José Ortega y Gasset, Sadako Sasaki, António Egas Moniz, Charlie Parker, Fernand Léger, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. After him are Rodolfo Graziani, Helmuth Weidling, Arthur Honegger, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, and George Enescu.

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Among people born in Italy, Alberto Ascari ranks 514 out of 4,668Before him are Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Totila (500), Cornelius Nepos (-100), Pietro Aretino (1492), and Pope Boniface VI (800). After him are Giovanni Falcone (1939), Pope Hilarius (415), Giulio Caccini (1551), Ettore Bugatti (1881), Maria Anna of Savoy (1803), and Pope Innocent I (378).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Alberto Ascari ranks 3Before him are Enzo Ferrari (1898) and Giuseppe Farina (1906). After him are Giacomo Agostini (1942), Valentino Rossi (1979), Lella Lombardi (1941), Riccardo Patrese (1954), Tazio Nuvolari (1892), Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Michele Alboreto (1956), Vittorio Brambilla (1937), and Arturo Merzario (1943).