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Tico Martini

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Born:

06 Dec 1934
Bordighera

Nationality:

Italy

Teams:

Martini (1978)

Real name Rene Antoine, Martini is of French ancestry. However, his name has often been Italianised to Renato. Grew up in Jersey where he started racing and ran a kart workshop. He then became a kart builder before becoming a race instructor at the Winfield School, where he started building cars and then from there onto F3, F2 and F1. Now runs Automobiles Martini, which builds road and racing cars (Formula 3 and Formula Renault). Also builds microlights. In recent years he has been working with Guy Ligier on car construction.

Biography last updated 11 Dec 2016