Ernesto 'Tino' Brambilla

Ernesto ‘Tino’ Brambilla – the lesser-known brother of the late Grand Prix winner Vittorio ‘The Monza Gorilla’ – is turning 78 years old today!

Vittorio’s older brother started out in motorcycle racing before moving into four-wheeled competition in the early 1960s.

A notoriously hard racer, ‘Tino’ raced in Formula 2 with some success, but his two F1 opportunities didn’t give him the opportunity to showcase what talent he had.

His first World Championship appearance came at the 1963 Italian Grand Prix with Scuderia Centro Sud, where he failed to qualify. He appeared one more time six years later with Ferrari (pictured above), but he had to relinquish his seat to Pedro Rodríguez.

[Image via F1 Nostalgia]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.