Antonio Hermann

Antonio Hermann

25/5/1954

Brazilian sportscar driver and entrepreneur. Organiser and twice winner of the now revived Mil Milhas (1000 Mile) race in Brazil.

Antonio Hermann Dias de Azevedo, a native of São Paulo, is an entrepreneur and former-president of the Banespa and Itamaraty Banks. He bought the rights of the  Mil Milhas race and though the event had faded away in recent years in 2005 he organised the race to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first running of the event. In 2006 it became the opening round of the FIA GT Championship. Antonio finished third in 2006 driving with Didier Theys and Jean-Marc Gounon in a Konrad Saleen S7-R.

In 1993 he won the Mil Milhas with Franz Konrad and Franz Prangemeier in a Porsche Carrera and also raced at Le Man again with Franz Konrad and Jun Harada.

In 1994 he was second in the Mil Milhas in a Porsche 911 GT Le Mans with Franz Konrad and Gustavson. The race was won by Wilson and Christian Fittipaldi. At Le Mans the engine went in his Porsche 911 Turbo Franz Konrad and Mike Sommer.

He won the Mil Milhas again with Wilson Fittipaldi and Franz Konrad in 1995 driving a Porsche 993. At le Man that year he failed to finish. Sharing a Kremer-Porsche Spyder (WSC01) with Jürgen Lässig and Franz Konrad they were disqualified after 163 laps.

In 1996 driving at Le Mans with Franz Konrad and Wido Rössler in a Porsche 911 GT2 Evo, they failed to finish. He also raced in the 2 Horas Gran Turismo at Curitia in Brasil finishing fourth with Angelelli in a Ferrari F40 GTE. They went on to come third in the 2 Horas Gran Turismo of Brasilia aslo in the Ferrari.

In 1997 he came second in the Daytona Tests with Gianpiero Moretti, Derek Bell and Didier Theys. Eigth at Le Man with Pierluigi Martini and Christian Pescatori in a BMS Scuderia Italia Porsche 911 GT1, Hermann and Andrea Montermini then paired up for a fourth MOMO Ferrari victory at Lime Rock in a V-12 Ferrari 333 SP.

1998 saw him back for his annual run in the Mil Milhas coming second with Franz Konrad and Gualter Salles in a Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2.

He has raced sports cars for many years with a long association with Konrad Motorsport. He raced a Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7 R in the FIA GT Championship in 2005 and 2006.

He also competes in the Trofeo Maserati.

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