Robert Brunet

8/3/1903 - 0/0/1986

Record updated 08-Mar-23

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
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.