Your series of ‘Forgotton Epics’ was quite superb. Surely there are many more from the past, and I look forward to more of this feature.
May I suggest that Sommer’s incredible drive in the 1950 Belgian GP only confirmed what Enzo Ferrari and Aurelio Lampredi had already figured out a year earlier. Louis Rosier’s Talbot won the 1949 Belgian GP non-stop from Ascari and Villoresi in supercharged Ferraris (Alfas were absent that year) and it was that race rather than the Sommer epic which set Ferrari on the unblown route.
In the 1950 event Ascari drove an interim 3.3-litre car, later upped to 4.1-litres for the Grand Prix des Nations at Geneva and finally to a full 4.5-litres at Monza.
I am, yours, etc. D Ellis, Horley, Surrey