Gianfranco Brancatelli

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Gianfranco Brancatelli (born 18 January 1950 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy) is a retired racing driver from Italy. He drove in Formula One in the late 70's, and after leaving it, became one of the most celebrated touring car drivers in the planet, winning the 1985 European Touring Car Championship.

Formula One

1976: Boro

Brancatelli's Formula One bow came in 1976 with the tiny Boro team, based in the Netherlands. Despite their size, they opted to go for hell or glory and attempted to race the entire season. Despite a fairly season bouncing in and out of qualifying, Brancatelli was able to bag a respectable eighth place at the Soviet Grand Prix - although not a points score - this allowed the Dutch outfit to finish above the likes of Penske, Tyrrell and Hesketh in the constructors championship.

1977: March

Buoyed by his success in 1976, Brancatelli swapped seats with fellow Italian Vittorio Brambilla and joined the March Engineering squad - with Brambilla opting to join the Boro team. Although the March was superior to the Boro that had came before, it was still way down on most of the midfield. In the early stages of the season, Brancatelli matched his best result of 1976 with a eighth place finish at Long Beach. Brancatelli raced nearly the whole season for March, his only absence being the Japanese Grand Prix, where he was replaced by Kunimitsu Takahashi.

1978: Arrows

Brancatelli made a move again ahead of 1978, this time joining up with F1 newcomers Arrows in their first World Championship season alongside Finnish rookie Keke Rosberg.

Complete Career Results

Complete Formula One Results

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pts.
1976 HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen Boro 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
15
RSA
DNQ
USW
DNPQ
ESP
DNQ
BEL
DNPQ
MON
13
SOV
8
FRA
Ret
GBR
DNQ
GER
12
AUT
DNQ
NED
15
ITA
Ret
CAN
DNQ
USA
15
JPN
15
0
1977 March Engineering March 771 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
Ret
RSA
Ret
USW
8
ESP
14
BEL
Ret
MON
14
FRA
9
TUS
12
SOV
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
DNQ
GER
12
AUT
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
CAN
18
USA
Ret
JPN 0
1978 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows A1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
Ret
RSA
DNPQ
USW
Ret
ESP
14
BEL MON FRA TUS GBR SUI NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA 0

Complete World Touring Car Masters Results

Year Team Car Class WDC Pts Class Pts
1988 Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo C Flag of Australia svg.png Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png 44th 5 14th 78
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
BAT
DNQ
BAT
DNQ
FUJ
29
FUJ
28
GLN
19
GLN
23
NOR
DNQ
NOR
DNQ
KYA
14
KYA
Ret
HOC
DNQ
HOC
DNQ
CHA
19
CHA
25
BIR
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
MNZ
DNQ
MNZ
DNQ
SPA
Ret
SPA
25
NUR
22
1989 Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo C Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 74th 2 20th 46
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
17
FUJ
24
GLN
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
KYA
23
KYA
31
PAU
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
BRN
Ret
BRN
29†
MNZ
DNQ
MNZ
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
SPA
DNQ
SPA
DNQ
NUR
DNQ
NUR
DNQ
BAT
DNQ