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It happened at Monza, on Thursday, 26 May 1955, during a private testing session of the Ferrari 750S Monza sportscar that he was originally scheduled to share with his friend and protégé Eugenio Castellotti in the Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore, the 1000kms race to be held the next Sunday. On his third lap, his car crashed and rolled, leaping into the air and plunging off the road at the incredibly fast Vialone left-hander - later named Curva Ascari, after him and in recent years preceded by a chicane. Alberto Ascari was thrown onto the track and suffered fatal injuries.
Ferrari 750S Monza
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