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Villoresi and Ascari at Silverstone

Posted by on May 22, 2015

We are on the starting grid at Silverstone for the second heat of the Daily Express International Trophy on August 20, 1949. Grids were far more relaxed in those days. In this Ferrari 125/F1 is Luigi Villoresi while his teammate Alberto Ascari stands just to his left next to the car. The Trophy was run...

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Ascari and a Barchetta

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015

In August 1950 Ferrari sent two of their 166MM barchettas for a race at Silverstone in England. These two cars were driven on the road, probably from Paris, by Alberto Ascari and Teodoro “Dorino” Serafini. Ascari was of course a coming World Champion, now already with Ferrari’s Grand Prix...

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The Italian Master

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

In 1952 and 1953 Alberto Ascari was totally dominant in the two-liter Formula 2 class which determined the World Championship for Drivers in those two years. Some would say that his dominance was perhaps as much the car as the driver because Enzo Ferrari was fully prepared, having known that the...

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Monaco GP: Glamour and Barriers

Posted by on May 21, 2014

This will be the 61st Monaco Grand Prix to count for the Formula 1 World Championship, the 72nd in all. The track layout has always used the same roads in the Principality, although over the years, there have been ten slight modifications to its length which is currently 3.340 kilometres. Ferrari has...

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