Giovanni Bracco

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Giovanni Bracco at the wheel of a Bandini 1100 Sport in New York.

Giovanni Bracco (6 June 1908 at Biella – 7 August 1968 same place)[1][2][3] was an Italian racing car driver, remembered for losing control of his Delage 3000, killing five spectators at the 1947 Italian Grand Prix.[4]

He lived in Biella, home town of other racing aces such as Mario Porrino and Lamberto Grolla. Before and after World War II he had been racing Lancia Aprilias.[5] He won the 1948 Italian Grand Prix (2-litre class) in a Maserati A6 GCS, before joining Ferrari 1950-52, winning the 1952 Mille Miglia in a Ferrari 250. With his younger pupil, Umberto Maglioli, he got second in the 1951 Mille Miglia, driving a Lancia Aurelia B20. He raced a Maserati 200S in 1955.

Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 WDC Points
1950 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 GBR
MON
500
SUI
BEL
FRA
ITA
DNA
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ picture and data from scuderiaferrariclubforli.com
  2. ^ another picture and data from statsf1.com
  3. ^ Dietrich, Nanni. "Giovanni Bracco". Motorsport Memorial. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  4. ^ on the A6
  5. ^ Italy 1947 from forix.com