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Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil

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List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Brazil, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Brazil and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Brazil. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Brazilian racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Brazil is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Ayrton Senna and Hélio Castroneves.

This historic racecar drivers from Brazil list can help answer the questions "Who are some Brazilian racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Brazil?" These prominent racecar drivers of Brazil may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Brazilian racecar drivers.

Use this list of renowned Brazilian racecar drivers to discover some new racecar drivers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (56 items)
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Abílio dos Santos... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Abílio dos Santos Diniz Age: 82

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Abilio dos Santos Diniz (born December 28, 1936) a Brazilian businessman. He is the chairman of the board of directors of Península Participações, chairman of the board of ...more
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Alex Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Alex Ribeiro Age: 70

Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Alexandre "Alex" Dias Ribeiro (born in Belo Horizonte, November 7, 1948) is a former racing driver from Brazil. He entered in 20 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, but scored ...more
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Alexandre Sarnes Negr&at... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 33

Birthplace: Brazil

Alexandre Sarnes Negrão (born October 14, 1985), better known as Xande Negrão and nicknamed Xandinho, is a Brazilian entrepreneur and race car driver. He raced in the first three ...more
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Allam Khodair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Allam Khodair Age: 37

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Allam Khodair (born May 15, 1981) is a Brazilian racing driver, currently driving in Stock Car Brasil. His father is Lebanese and his mother is Japanese Brazilian.[1]
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Ana Beatriz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 33

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Ana "Bia" Beatriz Caselato Gomes de Figueiredo, or Bia Figueiredo (born March 18, 1985 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian racing driver. Bia, as she is known by friends and fans, won ...more
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Antônio Pizzonia ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 38

Birthplace: Manaus, Brazil

Antônio Reginaldo Pizzonia Júnior (born 11 September 1980) is a Brazilian professional racing driver who has raced in Formula One and the Champ Car World Series. As of 2013, he is ...more
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Augusto Farfus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 35

Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil

Augusto Farfus Jr. (born 3 September 1983) is a Brazilian professional racing driver, and BMW Motorsport works driver. He currently lives in Monaco.
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Ayrton Senna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)
Ayrton Senna da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [aˈiʁtõ ˈsẽnɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ] (listen); 21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won Formula One world championships for ...more

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Bruno Junqueira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 42

Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Bruno Junqueira (born November 4, 1976) is a Brazilian race car driver who most recently competed in the IRL IndyCar Series. He is a former Formula 3000 champion and three-time runner-up in the ...more
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Bruno Senna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 35

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Bruno Senna Lalli (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbrunu ˈsenɐ], born 15 October 1983) is a Brazilian professional racing driver currently racing for Rebellion Racing in the FIA World Endurance ...more
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Carlos Iaconelli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 31

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Carlos "Iaco" Iaconelli (born June 26, 1987) is a Brazilian racing car driver.
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Chico Landi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Dec. at 82 (1907-1989)

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Francisco Sacco Landi (July 14, 1907 – June 7, 1989), better known as Chico, was a racing driver from São Paulo, Brazil. He participated in six Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, ...more
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Chico Serra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Chico Serra Age: 62

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Francisco "Chico" Serra (born 3 February 1957 in São Paulo) is a racing driver from Brazil. He won the 1979 British Formula 3 Championship. He participated in 33 Formula One ...more
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Christian Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 48

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Christian Fittipaldi (born January 18, 1971) is a Brazilian former racing driver who has competed in various forms of motorsport including Formula One, Champ Car and NASCAR. Named after the less ...more
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Cristiano da Matta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Cristiano da Matta Age: 45

Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Cristiano Monteiro da Matta (born 19 September 1973) is a Brazilian former professional racing driver. He won the CART Championship in 2002, and drove in Formula One with the Toyota team from ...more
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Danilo Dirani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Danilo Dirani Age: 36

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Danilo Dirani is a racing driver from Brazil. He was born on January 10, 1983 in São Paulo. In his karting career (between the years of 1992 and 2002), Danilo won 29 different ...more
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Emerson Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 72

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Emerson Fittipaldi (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛmeɾson fitʃiˈpawdʒi]; born 12 December 1946) is a semi-retired Brazilian automobile racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship ...more
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Enrique Bernoldi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Enrique Bernoldi Age: 40

Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil

Enrique Antônio Langue e Silvério de Bernoldi (born 19 October 1978 in Curitiba) is a Brazilian professional racing driver who raced for the Arrows Formula One team in 2001 and ...more
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Fábio Carbone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Fábio Carbone Age: 38

Birthplace: Brazil

Fabio Carbone (born September 4, 1980) is a Brazilian race car driver.
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Felipe Massa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 37

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Felipe Massa (Portuguese pronunciation: [fiˈlipi ˈmasɐ], born 25 April 1981) is a Brazilian Formula E and former Formula 1 racing driver. Massa started his career in go-karting from the age of ...more
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Fernando Rees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Fernando Rees Age: 34

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Fernando Rees (born January 4, 1985) is a retired Brazilian racecar driver. He started his career racing with go-karts back in 1993 at age 8. Fernando made his international single-seaters' ...more
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Fritz d'Orey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Fritz d'Orey Age: 80

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Frederico José Carlos Themudo "Fritz" d'Orey (born March 25, 1938 in São Paulo) is a former racing driver, from Brazil. He participated in three Formula One World ...more
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Gil de Ferran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Gil de Ferran Age: 51

Birthplace: Paris, France

Gil de Ferran (born November 11, 1967 in Paris, France) is a French-born Brazilian professional racing driver and team owner. De Ferran was the 2000 and 2001 Champ Car champion driving for Team ...more
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Gino Bianco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Gino Bianco Dec. at 68 (1916-1984)

Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Luigi Emilio Rodolfo Bertetti Bianco, better known as Gino Bianco (July 22, 1916 – May 8, 1984) was a racing driver from Brazil. Born in Milan, Italy, he emigrated to Brazil as a child and ...more
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Hélio Castroneves... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Brazil
Age: 43

Birthplace: Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Hélio Alves de Castro Neves (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛlju ˈkastɾu ˈnɛvis]; born 10 May 1975), better known as Hélio Castroneves, is a Brazilian auto racing driver competing in ...more