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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day


Sunday 16th September 1951

69 years ago

Alberto Ascari in a Ferrari 375 won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Ascari's victory took him to within two points of Championship leader Fangio, while Jose González was a further four points behind in third. Only Juan Manuel Fangio and Ascari remained in contention for the Drivers' Championship with one race remaining, as not even a win would suffice for González to overhaul his fellow Argentinian's points haul.

Alberto Ascari in his # 2 Ferrari 375 and Froilan Gonzales in his # 6 Ferrari 375 heading for a 1 - 2 victory during the 1951 Italian Grand Prix.

Alberto Ascari in his # 2 Ferrari 375 and Froilan Gonzales in his # 6 Ferrari 375 heading for a 1 - 2 victory during the 1951 Italian Grand Prix.

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