The P2, designed in 1924 by Vittorio Jano, was one of the greatest pre-war Grand Prix car. In 1924-1930 the P2 was victorious in 14 Grand Prix and major events including the Targa Florio. The car debuted at 1924 Circuito di Cremona when Antonio Ascari won at over 158 km/h. The powerful Alfa team in 1924 with Count Gastone Brilli-Peri, Giuseppe Campari and Antonio Ascari won two remaining Grand Epreuves. In August Campari captured the French Grand Prix at Lyon, and in September Ascari won the Italian Grand Prix. In 1925 Ascari won the inaugural Belgian Grand Prix. Few month later 36-year-old Ascari was killed while leading the 1925 French Grand Prix in an Alfa Romeo P2. He crashed at the fast left handed corner on the straight that headed back to the banked section of the Montlhery track. Antonio died of his injuries on his way to hospital in Paris. His son Alberto, who then was 7 years old, became one of the greatest drivers of the 1950s.
|1924||Grand Prix||Italian GP|
|Antonio Ascari||1||Alfa Corse|