Sport: Master at the Monza

At the twisting Monza speedway near Milan last week, the roar of 80,000 voices mingled with the thunder of racing engines. Round and round the four-mile track swept 32 powerful, low-slung cars piloted by some of the world's finest drivers. Mostly the crowd kept its eyes on one racer: No. 4, the bright red Ferrari driven by Italy's Alberto Ascari. For 55 of the 80 laps, Driver Ascari hung back, jockeying for position, then made his move and shot into the lead. On the last lap, still ahead by 20 yards, Ascari saw a...

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