Alberto Ascari

1918 - 1955

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Alberto Ascari (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto ˈaskari]; 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 588,631 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Alberto Ascari is the 10th most popular racing driver (up from 11th in 2019), the 535th most popular biography from Italy (down from 512th 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 10 out of 888Before him are Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, and Ken Miles. After him are Carroll Shelby, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Rindt, and Jim Clark.

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Among people born in 1918, Alberto Ascari ranks 18Before him are Rita Hayworth, Jørn Utzon, Helmut Schmidt, Ken Miles, Katherine Johnson, and Frederick Sanger. After him are Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, William Holden, Gertrude B. Elion, Billy Graham, James Tobin, and Maurice Druon. Among people deceased in 1955, Alberto Ascari ranks 14Before him are Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Charlie Parker, Sadako Sasaki, Arthur Honegger, Helmuth Weidling, and António Egas Moniz. After him are Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, Calouste Gulbenkian, Rodolfo Graziani, and Carmen Miranda.

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Among people born in Italy, Alberto Ascari ranks 535 out of 4,088Before him are Anna Magnani (1908), Giovanni Falcone (1939), Pope Boniface VI (800), Charles III of Naples (1345), Pope Soter (120), and Simonetta Vespucci (1453). After him are Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Pope Stephen III (720), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Pope Marinus I (830), and Fra Bartolomeo (1472).


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), Lella Lombardi (1941), Valentino Rossi (1979), Tazio Nuvolari (1892), Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Vittorio Brambilla (1937), Riccardo Patrese (1954), Lucien Bianchi (1934), and Luigi Fagioli (1898).