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lancia d50: the f1 car that sank at monaco

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Lancia's only F1 car was the D50 - metaphorically 'launched' in 1954, it was literally launched in Monaco the following year when Alberto Ascari broke though the barriers by the chicane and shot into the Med. He survived, but died soon after at Monza in a sports car race. After only a couple of race wins, Lancia's F1 operation was wrapped up with all assets transferred to Ferrari, leading to Fangio's World Championship win in 1956.

Alberto Ascari starts the 1955 Monaco GP in the number 26 Lancia D50, flanked by the Merdedes of Fangio (2) and Moss (6)

Alberto Ascari starts the 1955 Monaco GP in the number 26 Lancia D50, flanked by the Merdedes of Fangio (2) and Moss (6)

The D50 - Lancia's only F1 car

The D50 - Lancia's only F1 car

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