Hano da Silva-Ramos
Holding dual French-Brazilian nationality, Hermano Joao Da Silva Ramos took part in his first races in Rio with an MG but wasn't really interested in the sport until he returned to France and purchased an Aston Martin DB2, with which he won the Rallye de Sable in 1953. After more success in the car the following year, Ramos joined the Gordini team for 1955 and 1956, racing their Grand Prix and sports cars, and suffering the usual mixture of speed and unreliability associated with that marque. In single-seaters he finished fifth in the 1956 International Trophy and did well to claim points at Monaco, but achieved little else, while in sports car racing he scored a win for the team at Montlhery against very poor opposition. Equipe Gordini were on their last legs early in 1957, but Ramos took sixth place at Pau in the streamliner before their demise, and returned in an Alan Brown Cooper the following year to finish second. In 1959 he raced briefly for Scuderia Centro Sud, claiming a very distant fourth in their outdated Maserati 250F in the Aintree 200.