Sport: Over the Apennines

Italy's Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile race up and over the Apennines from Brescia to Rome and back, is known as the "race of the 7,000 curves." It is one of the most dangerous road races in the world (in 1938, when a driver plowed his car into a crowd and killed 23 people, Mussolini banned the Mille Miglia, and it stayed banned for eight years). This week, as exciting and almost as bloody as ever, the 21st Mille Miglia again brought the world's fastest cars roaring over the mountains.

The Ferrari entry, which dominated the race in recent years, suffered a crippling...

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