If you think of famous Ferrari drivers in the history of Formula One, the great Alberto Ascari probably comes close to the top of the list.
Ascari won his first race at the 1951 German Grand Prix and followed it up with victory at his home race in Italy to the delight of the home fans.
The following season, Ascari was in a class of his own in the most dominant season ever known, winning all six races he participated in. In doing so he set the fastest lap in every race and finished the season with the maximum amount of points he could have achieved.
He won five more times in 1953 to claim his second title and switched from Ferrari to Lancia towards the end of the 1954 season following a pay dispute.
The 1955 season opened with retirements in Argentina and Monaco where he crashed into the harbour after missing the chicane. Four days later he went to Monza to watch friend Eugenio Castellotti in a sportscar race and decided to try a few laps himself.
It proved a fatal decision as, driving without his lucky blue crash helmet, Ascari skidded and somersaulted on his third lap, throwing the Italian onto the track where he died moments later from his injuries.
The corner where the accident happened has since been replaced with a chicane named Variante Ascari in his honour.