Hermano da Silva Ramos

Hermano[1] João "Nano" da Silva Ramos (born 7 December 1925) is a French-Brazilian former racing driver.[2] He had a French mother and a Brazilian father.[3]

Hermano da Silva Ramos
Born (1925-12-07) 7 December 1925 (age 96)
Paris, France
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
Active years19551956
Career points2
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1955 Dutch Grand Prix
Last entry1956 Italian Grand Prix


Da Silva Ramos was born in Paris, France. He first ventured into motor racing, driving an MG TC, in March 1947, when at the age of 21, he competed in the Interlagos Grand Prix in Brazil.[3] During 1953 he began racing an Aston Martin DB2/4 in sports car races in France. In 1954 at Montlhéry, he crossed the line in second place in the Paris Cup but was winner of the Coupe de Montlhery. In the same year, he also participated in the Le Mans 24 hour race, with Jean-Paul Colas as his co-driver, being forced to retire after 14 hours following a rear axle failure. Also in 1954, he ran out of fuel whilst leading the Tour de France Auto and retired with a damaged engine in the Rally of Morocco. Later in the year in the Salon Cup, in which he also had to retire, he drove a Gordini Type 18.[3] In 1955 he (with co-driver Lucas) were disqualified for speeding in the Monte Carlo Rally, eventually classified 46th and 4th in class, won the Coupe de Montlhery again, won the Rally Sable-Solesmes and was 5th in the GT class of the Mille Miglia with co-driver Vidille.[4]

Da Silva Ramos participated in seven Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 June 1955 and scoring a total of two championship points.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1955 Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini Straight-6 ARG MON 500 BEL NED
NC 0
1956 Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini Straight-6 ARG MON
500 BEL 19th 2
Gordini Type 32 Gordini Straight-8 FRA


  1. ^ Sources disagree regarding da Silva Ramos' first name. Some sources (e.g. FORIX, oldracingcars.com, formula1.com, ChicaneF1 and StatsF1) list it as "Hermano" whereas others (e.g. grandprix.com and Mike Lang's Grand Prix! Volume 1) list it as "Hernando".
  2. ^ "Drivers: Hernando da Silva Ramos". grandprix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Paolozzi, Rémi. "A Brazilian tune in Paris". 8W. Forix. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  4. ^ AMOC Register