Ignazio Giunti

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Ignazio Giunti
FIA Super Licence Flag of Italy Italy
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1970 Formula One season
List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions0
Career points3
Pole position0
Fastest lap0
First race1970 Belgian Grand Prix
Last race1970 Italian Grand Prix

Ignazio Giunti (August 30, 1941 - January 10, 1971) was an Italy 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 in motorsport, he was 2nd in the Targa Florio and 4th 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 did splendidly to finish 4th on his debut in the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and raced three more times that year.

Ferrari were also trialling the Switzerland 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 1971 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

(F1 driver results legend 2)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
1970 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312B Ferrari Flat-12 1970 South African Grand Prix
1970 Spanish Grand Prix
1970 Monaco Grand Prix
1970 Belgian Grand Prix
1970 Dutch Grand Prix
1970 French Grand Prix
1970 British Grand Prix
1970 German Grand Prix
1970 Austrian Grand Prix
1970 Italian Grand Prix
1970 Canadian Grand Prix
1970 United States Grand Prix
1970 Mexican Grand Prix
17th 3


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