Robert Brunet

Robert Brunet

8/3/1903 - 0/0/1986

Robert Brunet was a French GP driver who was supported by a rich French Countess. He raced Alfa Romeo, Bugatti and Maserati during the 1930s. After the war he returned briefly, winning his class at Le Mans in 1949.

Robert Brunet was a French GP driver. He started in Grand Prix in France with Alfa Romeos, Bugattis and Maseratis during the early 1930s. He was supported by a rich French Countess, Nelly Braillard, and raced for Ecuire Braillard.

In 1933 Robert had a run of DNFs until Italy where he finished 10th.

In 1934 she bought two Maserati 8CM (3009 and 3015) for her brother Louis and Brunet. A better year followed with a third in the Grand Prix de Picardie and a second in the GP de l´UMF. He had a number of other top ten finishes that year.

He didn't race as much in 1935 and a couple of 5th places at Pau and the GP de l´UMF were the best he could manage.

After a DNF at Pau in 1936 he raced very little virtually retiring.

In 1937 and 1939 he raced at Le Mans but then the war interveined and it was not until 9 years later in 1948 that he raced again finishing 4th driving with Henri Louveau in a Maserati 4CM at Montlhéry in a 300 km

At Le Mans the following year he finished 5th overall and 1st in class in an ancient Delahaye 135CS driving with Pierre Meyrat.


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