Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"1970 Formula One World Champ" Jochen Rindt Born - April 18, 1942

 April 18, 1942 - September 5, 1970
Jochen Rindt
Born in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Rindt is the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, after being killed. He competed in 62 Grands Prix, winning six and achieving 13 podium finishes. Away from Formula One, Rindt was highly successful in other single-seater formula, as well as sports car racing. In 1965 he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, driving a Ferrari 250LM in partnership with Masten Gregory from the United States of America. He was a close friend to Jackie Stewart, and was a neighbor to the Scotsman in Switzerland.

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