Ignazio Giunti

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Ignazio Giunti
Born(1941-08-30)30 August 1941
Rome, Italy
Died10 January 1971(1971-01-10) (aged 29)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years1970
Career points3
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1970 Belgian Grand Prix
Last entry1970 Italian Grand Prix

Ignazio Giunti (30 August 1941 – 10 January 1971) was an Italian racing driver who raced 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 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio as well as achieving several other high placings. His success earned him a Formula One chance and he finishing fourth on his debut in the Belgian GP at Spa. He raced three more times that year.

Ferrari were also trialling the Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni, who out-performed Giunti, though the Italian was re-signed by Ferrari for 1971.

Giunti was killed during his first drive in 1971 whilst racing in the 1000 km Buenos Aires, 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. He died due to the impact and the subsequent fire.

Complete Formula One results[edit]


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
CAN USA MEX 17th 3


  • Formula One World Championship results are derived from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-23.
  • Steve Small. The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. p. 160. ISBN 0851127029.