Ignazio Giunti Biography: Ignazio Francesco Giunti was a racing driver from Italy. He raced in Formula One, saloon racing, and sports car racing.
Ignazio Giunti Biography
Ignazio Giunti Biography: Ignazio Giunti was on 30 August 1941 in Rome, Italy. In 1968, he finished second in the Targa Florio and fourth in the Le Mans 24 Hours event, co-driving with Nanni Galli for Alfa Romeo.
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|Date Of Birth||30 August 1941|
|Birth Place||Rome, Italy|
|Died||10 January 1971|
Ignazio Giunti Cause Of Death
Giunti was killed during his debut race, the 1000 km Buenos Aires 1971. He was leading the race when his Ferrari 312PB prototype crashed with Jean-Pierre Beltoise’s Matra-Simca MS660, which was being pushed along the circuit after running out of fuel. He died as an effect of the impact and after the fire.
Ignazio Giunti Career
Giunti was signed by Ferrari primarily for their sports-car program in 1970, and he won the 12 Hours of Sebring and several other races. In addition to Clay Regazzoni, who Ferrari was also testing at the time, his success earned him a Formula One opportunity. In his debut, Giunti finished fourth in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. Even though Regazzoni outperformed him in the remaining races, Ferrari re-signed him for the following season.