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Jochen Rindt

Knowledge Identifier: +Jochen_Rindt


Jochen Rindt

German racing driver who represented Austria during his career add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1942.

Countries: United Kingdom (50%), (25%), Monaco (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Brabham, Bernie Ecclestone

Linked to: Cooper Car Company, Brabham, Ford Motor Company, Repco




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Jochen Rindt was born in 1942 add something


Rindt made his Formula One debut for the Rob Walker Racing Team in the 1964 Austrian Grand Prix add something


From 1965 to 1967, Rindt raced for the Cooper Car Company, scoring 32 points in 29 races add something


He raced in the Indianapolis 500 in both 1967 and 1968, but finished no better than 24th add something


He was the second Lotus team leader to be killed in two years, as Jim Clark had been killed in 1968 in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim add something


In 1968, Rindt raced for Brabham, but his season was not what he had hoped for because of technical problems add something


Jack Brabham - Brabham raced alongside his team mate Jochen Rindt during the 1968 season


Brabham - For 1968 Austrian Jochen Rindt replaced Hulme, who had left to join McLaren


Rindt clinched the first Grand Prix victory of his career in the 1969 Grand Prix of the USA in Watkins Glen add something


Rindt was noted for being an exceptionally fast driver with superb car control and reflexes, but rarely had a car equal to his talent until 1969 when he moved to Lotus and his career took off add something


Lotus 63 - John Miles, Lotus' third driver was entrusted the task of developing the car, while Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt used the 49 in the early races of 1969


Lotus 49 - The 49 took Jochen Rindt to his first victory in 1969 at Watkins Glen, New York, before he drove the type to its last win in the 1970 Monaco Grand Prix


Lotus 59 - The successes include Jochen Rindt, who dominated or shared the podium with Jackie Stewart or Jean-Pierre Beltoise in almost all the 1969 F2 races he entered, driving the semi-works Roy Winkelmann Racing 59B, but was excluded from the championship standings because he was a "graded driver"


Jackie Oliver - With Jochen Rindt signing for Lotus for 1969, Oliver was out, switching to BRM


Rindt's first victory in the 1970 season was at Monaco, where he advanced to second place due to the attrition of others and closed on Jack Brabham with such ferocity that he forced Brabham into an error and gained the victory on the last corner add something

Jochen Rindt died in 1970 add something


Like many other drivers at the time, Rindt continued to race in Formula Two races next to his duties in Formula One, with his last F2 appearance being the "Festspielpreis der Salzburg" in August 1970 add something


Emerson Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi continued to win, drawing the attention of Colin Chapman, who was looking for a driver to support the Austrian Jochen Rindt in the 1970 Formula One season


Helmut Marko - He was a school friend of Jochen Rindt, who was to become Formula One world champion in 1970


German Grand Prix - The 1970 event was hastily switched to the Hockenheimring which had already been upgraded with safety features and the race itself proved to be an exciting one, as it was won by Austrian Jochen Rindt, resisting a charging Ickx in a Ferrari


Brabham - He sold the company for £100,000 at the end of 1971 to British businessman Bernie Ecclestone, Jochen Rindt's former manager and erstwhile owner of the Connaught team


In an interview in 2014, Heinz Prüller recalled Rindt speaking about Indianapolis in 1967: "In Indianapolis, I always feel like I am on my way to my own funeral add something