Talk:Alberto Ascari

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Internal Favors[edit]

Can someone explain to me what "internal favours" means in this context? And how it would relate to stopping a race car?

I think it was meant to say "internal failures". But the text was removed in November 2004 anyway. DH85868993 (talk) 09:27, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Fastest laps[edit]

I have changed 'succession' to 'successive races' - I assume that was what was meant, rather than six progressively faster 'fastest laps' all in one race, as I took it to mean at first. MRacer (talk) 17:55, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Antonio[edit]

Forgive my ignorance, but how did Antonio win "13 championship Grand Prix" when he died in the first year of the World Manufacturers' Championship which appears to be the first 'Grand Prix' championship? He might very well have won 13 Grand Prix, but then Alberto probably won twenty five-plus without the championship qualifier (Wikipedia in general having a very one-eyed approach to non-championship GPs, sadly - for example, no mention is made of the form of Ascari in the Lancia early in 1955 at Turin, Pau and Naples). I can't see how these numbers are the same without some heavy juggling, though I'm open to correction Baron Von Joy (talk) 15:25, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

I've removed the statement. I've also removed the statement that they both drove car number 26 - in those days car numbers changed from race to race, so the fact that they both drove a car number 26 during their career is mere coincidence. DH85868993 (talk) 10:38, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! It amazes me people need to reach when there are already enough uncanny coincidences. While I've heard it in several places elsewhere it'd be nice to pin down what event Antonio had an escape in four days before his death too... Baron Von Joy (talk) 19:35, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Done a minor tarting up, largely tidying up a few paragraphs. There's some good nuggets in Racers about his father putting him in a car at an early age and his son's brief motorsport career I'll try to dig out at some point. Baron Von Joy (talk) 20:22, 14 August 2013 (UTC)