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Ernesto Brambilla

Ernesto

Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

31 Jan 1934
Monza

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

0 (1963-1969)

F2 starts:

30 (1968-1973)

Worked with Vittorio in their Monza workshop until his younger sibling's death. He still likes to be involved with the workshop but it is mainly run by both his and Vittorio's sons, especially after a recent stroke. A book about his life was released at Monza in 2015, to mark the Italian Grand Prix and his involvement locally. Like his younger brother, Tino was a spectacular and very tough driver and won the 1966 Italian Formula 3 title. But Brambilla actually started in motorcycles and raced in the 350cc World Championship in the late 1950's and very early 1960's, before moving to car racing in 1963. Brambilla's best chance to race in Formula 1 was probably in 1969, when entered by Ferrari for the Italian Grand Prix, but because he had broken his wrist just before the event, he never got the chance to race. Tino carried on racing until 1973 to establish the workshop.

Biography last updated 16 Oct 2018