DRIVERS: IGNAZIO GIUNTI

Name: Ignazio Giunti
Nationality: Italy
Date of birth: August 30, 1941 - Rome
Date of death: January 10, 1971 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

A tremendously promising young Italian who made his name driving saloon and sports cars for Alfa Romeo before being recruited into the Ferrari works team at the start of 1970. He drove splendidly to fourth place in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on his Formula 1 debut and seemed set for very successful future. Driving the brand new Ferrari 312P 3-liter sports prototype, he was leading the 1971 Buenos Aires 1000kms race when he collided with the Matra which Jean-Pierre Beltoise was attempting to push back to the pits after running out of fuel on the circuit. Giunti sustained injuries from which he could not survive.

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