Alberto Ascari's last recital - oil on canvas

Lancia D50, Ascari
Lancia D50, AscariAlberto Ascari, Lancia D50 detail 1Alberto Ascari, Lancia D50 detail 2


100 x 65 cm
Nicolas Brunaud (France)

In the fifties, Alberto Ascari was the only rival of Juan Manuel Fangio. He was very supersticious and he always prepared his clothes in a rigourous ceremonial, wearing strictly the same blue helmet. But he didn't wear it, on May 26 at Monza when he tried Eugene Castellotti's Ferrari. He lost control of the car and crashed in a bend for some reasons. He died at the age of 37, like his father. You can see him here during a test practice in his Lancia D50.