Gordini Type 32 was the last Gordini F1 car. It was designed in 1955 and built in 1956. The car main features were aerodynamic chassis and straight eight 2480 cc engine developed 245 hp at 7500 rpm. One of those cars was driven in 1956 by French-Brazilian Hermano da Silva Ramos. Nano (as friends called him) was born in Paris from French mother and Brazilian father. Ramos entered motor racing in 1947 at the age 21 when he took part in the Interlagos Grand Prix in Brazil. Then he raced in French sportscar racing. In 1955 Ramos was hired by Amedee Gordini to race at 24 hours of Le Mans in Gordini 15S, and also Gordini entered him in Formula 1 Grand Prix races. In 1956 Ramos continued his F1 career as woks Gordini driver. He was able to finish 5th (his best career result) in Monaco driving Gordini 16. Then Ramos drove new Type 32 to 6th place at French Grand Prix, but retired at Silverstone and Monza.
|Hermano da Silva Ramos||32||Equipe Gordini|