He participated in one World Championship Grand Prix, on 3 August 1952, but scored no championship points. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. He was more successful driving sports cars.
He finished third in the 1940 Mille Miglia in the Bayerische Motoren Werke 328.
After World World War II he raced the cars of Veritas and Borgward. Brudes began his racing career on motor cycles before turning to four wheels.
Just before Italy entered the Second World War in 1940, he took third place in the Coppa Brescia in a Bayerische Motoren Werke. After the cessation of hostilities he resumed his racing activities, occasionally taking the wheel of a Veritas, as in his appearance in the 1952 German General Practice, but mainly competing in a Borgward in events as diverse as the long-distance 1000 km Buenos Aires, Le Mans 24 Hours and Carrera Panamericana and speed record attempts at AVUS.