Gianmaria Bruni

Gianmaria Bruni

1981-05-30 (age 40)


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Porsche puzzled by lack of pace in troubled Le Mans run 

Porsche’s GTE Pro squad suffered a Le Mans 24 Hours to forget, after a lack of pace and several technical issues turned the race into an ordeal for the Weissach marque.

Porsche's new GTE car still not "100 percent there"

Porsche is still on a "learning curve" and isn't "100 percent there" on pace with its all-new GTE Pro contender, according to the drivers that gave it a debut win at Silverstone last weekend.

"Safe" strategy cost Porsche possible GTE win

Kevin Estre feels playing it “safe” ultimately cost he and Porsche teammate Michael Christensen a strong shot at class honours in last weekend’s Spa FIA World Endurance Championship race.

Bruni, Lietz stripped of second-place Silverstone finish

Porsche GTE Pro drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz have been stripped of their second-place finish in the Silverstone FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Porsche admits Bruni's provisional pole time lucky

Porsche believes its Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro rivals are still within range after describing Gianmaria Bruni's provisional pole lap as lucky.

Ten things to watch for in the Spa WEC opener

The 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason kicks off this weekend at Spa with a field of 37 cars set to do battle at the legendary Belgian track. Jamie Klein guides you through what to look out for.

Porsche boss hails “perfect” run to victory at Sebring

Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT factory motorsports said that Sebring 12 Hours victory in GTLM was down to a faultless run by the drivers and the team with a car that was “not the fastest over a lap.”

Roar test #5: Nasr quickest as Alonso turns first night laps

Ex-F1 racer Felipe Nasr was quickest in the only dark session of the pre-Daytona 24 Hours ‘Roar before the Rolex 24’ test, as Fernando Alonso got his first taste of night-time prototype driving.

Bruni replaces Makowiecki in Porsche GTE WEC squad

Gianmaria Bruni will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2018/19 season with the Porsche GT team, the German marque has announced.

Lime Rock IMSA: Bruni takes his first pole for Porsche

Porsche’s Gianmaria Bruni will start from pole position for round eight of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at Lime Rock Park.

Porsche confirms Bruni as works GT driver

Porsche has announced that Gianmaria Bruni will join its line-up of factory GT drivers later this year, following on from the Italian parting ways with Ferrari.

Pier Guidi takes Bruni's Ferrari WEC seat

Ferrari has chosen Italian driver Alessandro Pier Guidi to replace compatriot Gianmaria Bruni in its #51 488 GTE challenger for the 2017 WEC season.

Bruni set to miss full WEC season for Porsche switch

Gianmaria Bruni is set to have to sit out the entire FIA World Endurance Championship season in 2017, after officially terminating his Ferrari contract in order to move to rival GT squad Porsche.

De Vries, Molina emerge as favourites for Bruni's Ferrari GT role

Nyck de Vries and Miguel Molina have emerged as lead contenders to join Ferrari's GT programme in place of Gianmaria Bruni, has learned.

Ferrari to hold shootout to decide Bruni WEC replacement

The AF Corse Ferrari team is set to hold a four-way shootout to decide on a replacement for Gianmaria Bruni to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year.

WEC's standout LMP2 and GTE stars of 2016

Following on from's Top 10 LMP1 drivers of 2016, Sam Smith selects 10 standout performers in the FIA World Endurance Championship's LMP2 and GTE classes this year.

Ferrari World Finals make U.S. debut at Daytona Speedway

Scuderia Ferrari brings Formula 1 team to the Daytona International Speedway for the first time

Mexico WEC: Porsche sets early pace, Toyota hits crash setback

Porsche topped the collective test ahead of this weekend’s Six Hours of Mexico, with Audi right behind – but Toyota suffered a setback when Stephane Sarrazin shunted the #6 car.

Nurburgring WEC: Audi locks out front row ahead of Porsche

The #7 Audi of Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler will start the WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring from pole position, as the team beat sister marque Porsche to sweep the front row after a strategic battle in mixed conditions.

24 hours of Le Mans: four Ferraris lined up for AF Corse

The 24 hours of Le Mans is round 3 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and awards double points.

Ferrari No. 71 wins the 6 Hours of Spa

In the GTE-Pro class, AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE of Sam Bird e Davide Rigon

Ferrari 488 GTE monopolises the front row at Spa

In GTE-Pro class Davide Rigon and Sam Bird on pole with car no. 71, Gianmaria "Gimmi" Bruni and James Calado second fastest with the no. 51

Silverstone WEC: Audi stuns Porsche to lock out front row

Audi will start the first race of the new FIA WEC season with both cars on the front row, as the #7 car of Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler secured pole position at a damp Silverstone.

Porsche stays on top in WEC Prologue night session

Porsche completed its clean sweep of the opening day of the World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Paul Ricard, as Neel Jani set the pace during the night session on Friday.

Porsche tops opening WEC Prologue test session

Neel Jani put Porsche on top in the first test session of the World Endurance Championship Prologue at Paul Ricard, heading the times by over two seconds.

Ferrari at Le Mans 24 Hours with eight cars

Two 488 GTEs and one 458 Italia will race the entire season in the World Endurance Championship.

Ferrari 2015 WEC season review – Great potential but results lacking

The 2015 results did not live up to expectations, even though the 458 Italia always looked more than capable of delivering the right results.

Gianmaria Bruni takes pole position for Sepang 12 Hours

Gianmaria Bruni beat Laurens Vanthoor by just over two tenths of a second.

Changeable weather conditions foretaste for Sepang 12 Hours

The two official free practice sessions partly run in wet conditions

Ferrari GT: It’s all about the Scuderia for Bruni, Rigon and Bertolini

Italian racing fans are well known for their deep love of Ferrari, but the same goes for the Scuderia's drivers too, as GT aces Gianmaria Bruni, Davide Rigon and Andrea Bertolini can attest.

Ferrari takes first and second in Shanghai qualifying

In GTE-Pro class pole position for "Gimmi" Bruni and Toni Vilander in the AF Corse no. 51 458 Italia. The no. 71 of Rigon and Calado takes second.

Shanghai WEC: Porsche claims another front row lockout

Porsche scored another 1-2 in qualifying to maintain its 100 percent pole record in the 2015 WEC as Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard stretched their title lead to two points.

6 Hours of Fuji: The Ferrari of Bruni and Vilander back to winning ways

Ferrari increases lead over Porsche in Constructors' championship

Qualifying without sparkles for Ferrari at Austin

Sixth and seventh place in GTE-Pro class for the 458 Italias of AF Corse No. 51 of Bruni-Vilander and No. 71 of Rigon-Calado

Ferrari of Basov, Bertolini and Shaytar conquers the Nurburgring

Third place for car no. 71 driven by Davide Rigon and James Calado. Bad luck for "Gimmi" Bruni and Toni Vilander who still manage to finish in seventh.

Double Ferrari pole at Nurburgring

An all Ferrari front row in LMGTE-Pro class with AF Corse's 458 Italia no. 51 of Bruni-Vilander ahead of the no. 71 of teammates Rigon-Calado.

Emotional maiden win for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS

In their sixth attempt at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Belgian BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS finally took their first win on home soil.

GT Asia: Vilander on track at Fuji with Mok

Once again the Clearwater Racing team can count on two top drivers in the WEC and ELMS series alongside team drivers Mok Weng Sun and Richard Wee.

Ferrari e Gianmaria Bruni stay together

The winner of World Endurance Championship in GT class has signed a multi-year agreement with Ferrari.

McLaren claim victory after dramatic opening day in Okayama

Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Tonio Liuzzi weathered all challenges for a dominant win.

Record breakers and driving rain make impact in Japan

A great battle between WEC, Super GT stars and Bentley factory recruits saw the record drop repeatedly across Thursday’s two unofficial sessions.

Ferrari comeback in last qualifying session

The Ferraris came back strongly in the GTE-Pro and in GTE-Am class confirmed their role of solid contenders for victory.

Five AF Corse Ferrari 458’s to dream again “Le Mans”

The 458’s lined up for the Italian Team are ready for the new battle.

An extremely frustrating day for Ferrari at Spa-Francorchamps

A penalty ruins Bruni and Vilander’s race but two GTE-Am podium positions sweeten the pill.

Second and fourth for Ferrari in Spa qualifying

In the GTE Pro class “Gimmi” Bruni and Toni Vilander qualifying second and James Calado and Davide Rigon, will start from fourth position.

Four AF Corse Ferrari 458’s Italia in the 6 Hours of Spa

The AF Corse Ferrari 458’s are ready for Spa and its six-hour race.

Clearwater Racing reveal star-studded lineup for GT Asia title defence

Mok Weng Sun will again start the new season as one of the firm favourites for the title.

Audi beats Porsche in epic Silverstone WEC battle

The #7 Audi of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler came out on top of an enthralling duel with the #18 Porsche of Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neel Jani to win the WEC-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Webber and Hartley take Silverstone WEC pole for Porsche

Porsche celebrated a 1-2 in qualifying for the first round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on Saturday.

Audi fastest again in wet Silverstone FP3

Audi World Endurance Championship star Andre Lotterer set the best time in a wet Free Practice 3 session at Silverstone this morning.

Di Grassi sets Silverstone practice pace for Audi

Lucas di Grassi set the pace for Audi in the first track action of the 2015 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on Friday.

James Calado: Continuing a fine British tradition at Ferrari

After his single-seater career came to an end, James Calado took his first steps into sportscar racing with AF Corse Ferrari in the World Endurance Championship last year. Jamie Klein spoke to him about entering his second season at Maranello.

FIA WEC full season entries announced in Paris

35 entries have been confirmed to be taking part in the 2015 World Endurance Championship.

The AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italias and the titles to keep

#51 and #71 Ferrari drivers are confirmed.

Ferrari takes lead of North American Endurance Cup at Daytona

AF Corse Ferrari leads the way for Ferrari with fourth place finish in GT-Daytona.

Rolex 24 at Daytona: It’s green, green, green!

The 53rd running of classic sportscar event gets underway with 53-car field in perfect racing conditions.

Gavin gives Corvette Racing first Daytona 24H pole since 2000

Oliver Gavin becomes 12th GTLM pole winner in 12 races.

Front row for Ferrari at Daytona

Gianmaria Bruni qualifies second in GT-LeMans class in no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia

Rolex 24 qualifying summary

Here's a recap of all four classes from today's qualifying session at Daytona.