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Bruno Giacomelli

Bruno Giacomelli, 1981 British GP. Copyright Rich Harman 2009.  Used with permission.

Bruno Giacomelli, 1981 British GP. Copyright Rich Harman 2009. Used with permission.

Bruno Giacomelli, Imola, Italy, May 2018. Copyright, Vincenzo Zaccaria, 2018. Used with permission.

Bruno Giacomelli, Imola, Italy, May 2018. Copyright, Vincenzo Zaccaria, 2018. Used with permission.

Born:

10 Sep 1952
Borgo Poncarale, Brescia

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

69 (1977-1990)

F2 starts:

25 (1977-1978)

Indy 500s:

0 (1984)

Now retired, after a few attempts in the Porsche Supercup on rare one-offs in the 1990's and early 2000's. Lives in Roncadelle. Giacomelli was European Formula 2 Champion in 1978, which followed winning the Shellsport British Formula 3 title two years previously. Thereafter should have followed a glittering Formula 1 career but Giacomelli's confidence was badly hit by a initially difficult spell at Alfa Romeo. Bruno also raced in Champcars and sportscars before surprisingly returning to Formula 1 for a miserable spell at the hapless Life team.

Biography last updated 11 Dec 2015