Mayor Sala unveiled a monument dedicated to Alberto Ascari
A monument dedicated to the double World Champion Alberto Ascari has been unveiled by mayor Giuseppe Sala in his home town at the Milano Monza Motor Show. It is located on the square bearing his name – Piazza Alberto Ascari.
Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala said: “Occasions like MiMo [Milano Monza Motor Show] 2021 are moments to rethink the world of cars by rethinking mobility. The city feels the need to lead the change in urban mobility in Italy.”
The president of the event, Andrea Levy, stated: “The tribute of the monument to Ascari kicks off the second day of the event, a day that unites Milan and Monza, the cities of the motor show.”
Ascari was born in Milan and he passed away while testing at Monza. He became World Champion in 1952 and 1953 while driving for the Scuderia.
Ascari is widely regarded as one of the sport’s great drivers. He was Formula 1’s first ever multiple World Champion and battling with eventual five-time title winner Juan Manuel Fangio throughout his career, and winning 13 of his 32 race starts. He appeared on the podium in more than half of his Formula 1 Grands Prix and took pole position 14 times – holding the distinction of being Ferrari’s first podium winner in the sport by finishing P2 at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, reports Planet F1.