Ignazio Giunti

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Ignazio Giunti
Born (1941-08-30)30 August 1941
Rome, Italy
Died 10 January 1971(1971-01-10) (aged 29)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1970
Teams Ferrari
Entries 4
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 3
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1970 Belgian Grand Prix
Last entry 1970 Italian Grand Prix

Ignazio Giunti (30 August 1941 – 10 January 1971) was an Italian racing driver who made his name in saloon and Sports Car Racing in the late 1960s.

Giunti was born in Rome. In 1968, driving for Alfa Romeo, he was second in the Targa Florio and fourth in the Le Mans 24 Hours race co-driving with Nanni Galli.

In 1970, Giunti was signed by Ferrari primarily for their sports-car team and won the Sebring 12hrs and the Targa Florio as well as achieving several other high placings. His success earned him a Formula One chance and he debuted well, finishing fourth in the Belgian GP at Spa and raced three more times that year.

Ferrari were also trialling the Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni and he put in some excellent drives to restrict Giunti's chances though he was re-signed by Ferrari for 1971.

Tragedy struck in his first drive in 1971 whilst racing in the 1000 km Buenos Aires race, when his Ferrari 312PB prototype ploughed into the back of the Matra 660 of Jean-Pierre Beltoise, who was pushing the car along the track after it had run out of fuel. The impact and the subsequent fire gave the popular Italian no chance of survival.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
1970 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312B Ferrari Flat 12 RSA ESP MON BEL
4
NED FRA
14
GBR GER AUT
7
ITA
Ret
CAN USA MEX 17th 3

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