Vittorio Brambilla was the last of the romantic drivers. It was the same for him whether he was driving a motorcycle, a kart, a F3, F2, F1 or a Prototype. He raced to satisfy his passion for racing and had learnt the craft well: he was frequently faster than rivals blessed with superior technical and financial resources.
His racing reflected his personality: a courageous man but not to take unnecessary risks, a passionate but sensitive and technically competent driver. Vittorio had speed in his blood. He earned a longed for drive in Formula 1 after years of paying his dues on the circuits of Europe, with cars that were not always at the cutting edge but were always driven with the awareness typical of those straightforward, generous people who know they can succeed. Vittorio certainly succeeded and probably deserved very different results.
A book about “Vittorione”, one that emphasises the incomparable human qualities that are worth so much more than any laurels has been a long time coming. A collection of photographs, many previously unpublished, enhance this invaluable account of the motorsport and racing of the recent past.