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Jochen Rindt

Jochen Rindt. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Jochen Rindt. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

18 Apr 1942
Mainz-am-Rhein, Germany

Died:

05 Sep 1970
Milan, Italy

Nationality:

Austria

Grands Prix:

60 (1964-1970)

F2 starts:

19 (1967-1970)

Indy 500s:

2 (1967-1969)

Killed in qualifying for the Italian GP. Later pronounced the posthumous World Champion. A fast and spectacular driver, he was quite brilliant in F2. Sometimes quite a complicated character, he often won races despite having inferior machinery. As well as his World title, he was 1965 Le Mans winner, won in sportscars, Trans-Am, Tasman and Formula 2. Full name Karl-Jochen, Rindt was the son of a German father and Austrian mother who were both killed by a bomb in a World War 2 allied raid over Hamburg. Rindt went to live with his aunt in Austria and took up Austrian citizenship as a result. He first started racing in 1961 in rallying.

Biography last updated 13 Feb 2016