Dino Zamparelli was born on the 5th October 1992, at Bristol’s St Michaels Hill hospital. Dino is half English, but his Italian origins have gifted him a textbook racing driver’s name!
You don’t need to look far to work out why Dino is so good at racing—his father Mike is a former F1 Powerboat racer. Mike’s encouragement ensured Dino began flying around in a Go-Kart at an early age. It didn’t take long for a love of speed to develop, as he explains:
“I was about 6 years old, and I had this little red Go-Kart where I lived, it was quite quick for a 6 year old! I loved speed, and anything with four wheels and an engine, from that moment onwards!”
- Date Of Birth: 05/10/1992
- Age 24 years
- Born: Bristol
- Lives: Bristol
- Height: 178cm (5 foot 10)
- Weight: 78 KG
- Favourite Circuit: Spa, Belgium
- Races entered: 157
- Wins: 22
- Podiums: 55
- Pole Positions: 19
- Fastest Laps: 23
- Race Win Percentage: 14%
- Podium Percentage: 35%
- Dino enjoys playing the piano in his spare time, despite never having any lessons.
- He achieved 4 A*, 5 A’s and 1 C grade in his GCSEs.
- Dino went to school at QEH Bristol – the same school as Bristol City player Joe Bryan and Bristol City director Jon Lansdown.
- Dino’s favourite sport other than racing is tennis.
- He also plays tennis regularly at his local leisure club, David Lloyd, Long Ashton.
- He plays in a weekly 5-a side football competition in Bristol with his friends.
- Dino can speak 3 languages fluently: English, French and Italian. He also speaks some Spanish.
- His favourite animal is a cat and he has two of them.
- On the weekends, when he’s not racing, Dino enjoys watching Bristol City Football Club play at the Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol.
- Dino’s Father is Italian and his Mother English. He has spent more time in England in his life, but admits to feeling a ‘connection’ with Italy, having spent 7 years on the French/Italian border, and racing in Italy for 3 of those years.
- Dino’s favourite quote is: ‘It’s Hard to Beat Somebody Who Never Gives Up’ – and is painted onto the back of his racing helmet.