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"Gino Bianco"

Full Name:
Luigi Emilio Rodolfo Bertetti
22nd July 1916
Milan, Lombardy (I)
8th May 1984 (Aged 67)
Rio de Janeiro
Most recent race (in database):

Luigi Bertetti was born in Italy but emigrated to Rio de Janeiro when 12 years old. He worked as a mechanic after leaving school and began racing during the late 1930s using the pseudonym "Gino Bianco". His first result of note was sixth in the 1948 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix with a Maserati 8CM, the race held on the tortuous Gávea circuit in the city’s southern suburbs.

His Maserati won at Petrópolis in 1949 and Bos Vista two years later before "Bianco" joined Eitel Cantoni’s Escuderia Bandeirantes team in Europe for 1952. Resplendent in two-tone brown livery, his Maserati A6GCM started four GPs that summer and "Bianco" was the second Brazilian to race in the category. Eighteenth on his debut at Silverstone, he retired from the German, Dutch and Italian GPs.

"Bianco" returned home and drove a Ferrari sports car at Interlagos in 1954 but he was not seen in the sport again. He died in 1984 after a period of ill health.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1952 F1 World Championship
Scuderia Bandeirantes
4 0 0 0
0% win rate