1953a Ascari winning Bremgarten F1 Cover signed IAN STEWART


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MotorsportMemorabilia 1953 Grand Prix commemorative cover signed IAN STEWART

The fourth cover in the series depicts Alberto Ascari winning the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten, on the 23 August 1953, driving the invincible Ferrari 500; his team mate, Giuseppe Farina, is shown in second place. Mike Hawthorn (not shown) also in a Ferrari, came third, giving the Company a clean sweep. Alfa Romeo all 3 places on the podium. All 3 drivers have since died but we have been fortunate to obtain the signature of 3 drivers who raced in the early 50s.

The first special version is signed by IAN STEWART who came to prominence as a founder member of the Ecurie Ecosse team in 1952, winning the Jersey Road Race, the Wakefield Trophy and various sports car events in the Jaguar C-type. During 1953, the team ran a Formula 2 Connaught in the British GP at Silverstone, the Lea Francis engine developed a problem after 26 laps and forced a retirement. However, the car performed well in other competitions, finishing second in the Nurburgring 1000km, with Roy Salvadori, and fourth at Le Mans, co-driving with Peter Whitehead. Following an accident at Buenos Aires, in 1954, Ian Stewart retired from competing in motor racing.