#Ferrari’s First #F1 World Champion
The first driver to lift the FIA Formula 1 drivers championship was Alberto Ascari. The Italian was also Ferrari’s first double world champion.
Alberto Ascari sadly died while testing a car he was due to race in on May 26th 1955 at the age of 36.
Strangely his death mirrored his fathers years earlier.
Quote from wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Ascari
The eerie similarities between the deaths of Alberto and his father still haunt his fans to this day. Alberto Ascari died on 26 May 1955, at the age of 36. Antonio Ascari was also 36 when he died, on 26 July 1925 (Alberto was only 4 days older). Both father and son had won 13 championship Grand Prix and drove car number 26. Both were killed four days after surviving serious accidents and on the 26th day of the month. Both had crashed fatally at the exit of fast but easy left-hand corners and both left behind a wife and two children. Fans from all across the globe mourned as Alberto Ascari was laid to rest next to the grave of his father in the Cimitero Monumentale cemetery in Milan, to be forever remembered as one of the greatest racers of all time.