Bruno Giacomelli  Italy

  • Full name Bruno Giacomelli
  • Birth date September 10, 1952
  • Birthplace Borgo Pancarale, Italy
  • Current age 61 years 219 days
  • Teams Alfa Romeo, Life, McLaren, Toleman
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1977 McLaren 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1978 McLaren 5 5 0 0 3 7 0 0 16 0 0 0 -
1979 Alfa Romeo 4 4 0 0 1 17 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1980 Alfa Romeo 14 14 0 0 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 18
1981 Alfa Romeo 15 15 0 1 8 3 0 0 6 0 0 7 15
1982 Alfa Romeo 16 16 0 0 7 5 0 0 3 0 0 2 22
1983 Toleman 15 14 0 0 6 6 0 0 7 0 0 1 19
1990 Life 12 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Total 82 69 0 1 28 3 1 1 1 0 0 14
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 11, 1977 Race results
Last race Spanish Grand Prix Jerez September 30, 1990 Race results
Profile

There was something about Bruno that appealed to both team managers (his speed), the press (his approachability) and fans (he looked so cuddly). He was first seen in Britain in 1976 when he did all he could to stop Rupert Keegan from winning the Formula Three title. March showed faith in him and Bruno raced for Robin Herd's team in 1977 in Formula Two, also making his Formula One debut for McLaren at Monza. McLaren briefly ran Bruno again in 1978, and then he joined Alfa Romeo, for whom he raced until the end of 1982, never landing the results to match the speed. A year with Toleman followed, before a six-year lay-off that was interspersed with sports car and Indy Car races and then a fruitless bid to qualify for the Life in 1990.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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May 23, 1982

Rene Arnoux leads Bruno Giacomelli and Riccardo Patrese through the first corner with Alain Prost in fourth place

October 5, 1980

Nelson Piquet spins off after his handling deteriorated as Bruno Giacomelli passes him

     

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