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Profile of Ignazio Giunti on Famous Like Me

Name: Ignazio Giunti  
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Date of Birth: 10th January 1941
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Profession: Racing driver
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Ignazio Giunti
Nationality Italian
Active years 1970
Team(s) Ferrari
Race starts 4
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podium finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Grand Prix 1970 Belgian Grand Prix
First win
Last win
Last Grand Prix 1970 Italian Grand Prix

Ignazio Giunti (August 30, 1941 - January 10, 1971) was an Italian driver who made his name in saloon and Sports Car Racing in the late 1960s. In 1968, driving for Alfa Romeo, 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 Sebring 12hrs and the Targa Florio as well as achieving several other high placings. His success earned him a F1 chance and he did splendidly to finish 4th on his debut 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 when his Ferrari 312 PB prototype ploughed into the back of a Matra 650 stopped on the track in the Buenos Aires 1000km race giving the popular Italian no chance of survival.

Complete Formula One results

(Note: grands prix in bold denote points scoring races.)

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