Vittorio Brambilla (November 11, 1937 - May 26, 2001) was an Italian racing driver, who won the 1975 Austrian Grand Prix in monsoon conditions, then most notably spun off and wrecked the car's nose while waving to the crowd.
Brambilla drove in Formula One between 1974 and 1980, competing in 74 races, with one win, which also turned out to be his only podium, and one pole position. Prior to F1, he was the Italian F3 champion in 1972.
Brambilla died of a heart attack while gardening at his home in Monza, not far from the circuit on May 25, 2001.
"With seven laps to go, Andretti is courteously let through by tail ender Brambilla." - Harry Carpenter. BBC. 1978 Argentine Grand Prix.
Formula One Statistical Overview
Formula One Record
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|1975||Beta Team March||March-Cosworth||6.5||11th||Report|
|1976||Beta Team March||March-Cosworth||1||19th||Report|
|1977||Beta Team Surtees||Surtees-Ford Cosworth||6||16th||Report|
|1978||Beta Team Surtees||Surtees-Ford Cosworth||1||19th||Report|
|1980||Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo||Alfa Romeo||0||NC||Report|
|Front Row Starts||1|
|Distance Raced||14113 km (8769 mi)|
|Distance Led||151 km (94 mi)|
|Win Number||Grand Prix|
|1||1975 Austrian Grand Prix|
|Complete Formula One Results|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||DNS||Did not start|
|18th†||Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance)||NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)|
|4thP||Qualified for pole position||[+] More Symbols|
- Race stopped after 29/75 Laps. Half points awarded
- Race stopped after 29/54 Laps. Half points awarded