30 August 1941|
|Died||10 January 1971
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1970 Belgian Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1970 Italian Grand Prix|
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
|1970||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari 312B||Ferrari Flat 12||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL