Vittorio Brambilla

Vittorio Brambilla, 1976, Silverstone, British GP. Copyright Adrian, the owner of www.f1racing.ch, 2010. Used with permission.

Vittorio Brambilla, 1976, Silverstone, British GP. Copyright Adrian Wirz (www.f1racing.ch), 2010. Used with permission.


11 Nov 1937


26 May 2001
Camparada, Brianza



Grands Prix:

74 (1974-1980)

F2 starts:

32 (1970-1977)

Died of a heart-attack, whilst tending his garden. After Formula 1, he retired to run a Monza workshop with brother Ernesto and his family until his death. Brambilla was incredibly lucky to survive serious head injuries sustained in the 1978 Italian Grand Prix, but although he returned to racing in 1979, his career momentum had gone. 1972 Italian Formula 3 champion, Vittorio was a race winner in Formula 1, World Sportscars, Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic and often raced with an uncompromising, hard-charging style that made him immensly popular with fans. Like his elder brother Tino, Vittorio started in motorcycles and won the Italian 125cc championship in 1958.

Biography last updated 25 Sep 2015