Jochen Rindt

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Birthday
18, 1942
Birthplace
Mainz, Germany
Death Date
Sep 5, 1970 (28)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1942
Birthplace
Mainz, Germany
Death Date
Sep 5, 1970 (28)

About

Late race car driver from Germany who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1965. He suffered a fatal car crash while practicing for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix.

Before Fame

He grew up in Austria and won the 1964 London Trophy as a Formula Two racer.

Trivia

In 1970, he became the first driver ever win to Formula One World Drivers' Championship posthumously.

Family Life

He was raised by his grandmother after his parents were killed in a bombing during World War II.

Associated With

He and Ayrton Senna da Silva are both Formula One Drivers who died while racing.