[60][42], Rindt was pronounced dead on the way to hospital in Milan and Lotus withdrew all cars from the race, including the Lotus 72 entered by Rob Walker. [2] Rindt became involved in Stewart's fight for increased safety in Formula One, being one of the leading figures of the GPDA. "[39][40] Because of his uncertainty about the wisdom of joining the team, Rindt did not sign the Lotus contract until shortly before the 1969 Spanish Grand Prix. [57] On his fifth lap of his practice session, he crashed heavily at the approach to the Parabolica corner. 1992  N. Mansell [5][6], Italialainen urheilulehti La Gazzetta dello Sport teki vuonna 2011 listan kaikkien aikojen kauneimmista formulavaimoista. Further innovations included torsion bar suspension in place of the widely used coil-springs, and all four brakes mounted inboard to reduce unsprung weight. He retired on the 58th lap with a broken steering column in his only Grand Prix of the season. [5], In Formula One, Rindt had several friendly relationships with other drivers, most notably Jackie Stewart. Away from Formula One, Rindt was highly successful in other single-seater formulae, as well as sports car racing. Seemingly unaffected by this, Rindt produced what his race engineer Herbie Blash called "the race of his life". [19] Jacky Ickx later recalled that the two had driven "like maniacs". Neither driver was happy to race in a seemingly uncompetitive car. [5] Rindt commented: "At Lotus, I can either be world champion or die. [5][20], Later that year, Rindt drove, again in a Ferrari 250LM, at the 500 kilometre race at Zeltweg. [42] The Rindts had one daughter, Natasha, who was two years old at the time of her father's death. 2013  S. Vettel Jochen Rindt (1942. április 18. [5], (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap), (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) [12], Along with single-seater racing, Rindt took up sports car racing in the mid-1960s. 1984  N. Lauda Rindt was furious with Lotus's team owner, Colin Chapman, over the failure; he told a reporter after the accident: "I place the blame on him [Chapman] and rightfully so, because he should have calculated that the wing would break." [29], Prior to 1968, Rindt received offers from every team except Lotus and Honda,[2] and moved to Brabham, who had been world champions in the two previous seasons. 1962  G. Hill 2004  M. Schumacher Rindt left behind his wife, Nina, and a daughter, Natasha. Nina Rindt married twice more after Rindt's death, first Philip Martyn, with whom she had another daughter, and then Alexander Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, making her Nina Hood, Lady Bridport. [44] At the Italian Grand Prix, he was involved in a memorable finish. 1953  A. Ascari [2][54], The German Grand Prix was originally set to take place at its traditional venue, the Nürburgring. Tämä artikkeli tai sen osa on käännetty tai siihen on haettu tietoja muunkielisen Wikipedian artikkelista. On the following day, Rindt ran with higher gear ratios fitted to his car to take advantage of the reduced drag, increasing the car's potential top speed to 330 km/h (205 mph). Even so, the car survived, handing the pair what Ickx called an "unexpected victory". Rindt felt uncomfortable with the move, owing to the notorious unreliability of the Lotus car; in a twenty-month period between 1967 and 1969, the team was involved in 31 accidents. I actually drove without a licence for 18 months and then got caught the day before I was eligible to collect it. Rindt’s was the German Count Wolfgang von Trips, whose death at Monza in 1961 did nothing to dampen his enthusiasm for motor racing. Thank you also to David Hayoe, Grand Prix data Book, for the race result compilation. The early season BARC 200 Formula Two race was renamed the Jochen Rindt Memorial Trophy for as long as the series existed. Erich Walitsch has been instrumental with his contribution and knowledge of Jochen Rindt’s racing career and I would like to thank him very much for his dedicated hard work. Rindt was fastest in practice for his first race in Vallelunga, a race won by Barry, and took victory in his second at Cesenatico. Technical problems restricted him that year. [42], Jackie Stewart later described Rindt's 1969 season as the year that he "came of age". [42] The penultimate corner at the Red Bull Ring in Austria is named after Rindt. Brabham was then able to regain the top spot on lap 69 as Rindt missed a gear and looked the certain winner, only to repeat his misfortune of Monaco: on the last lap, he ran out of fuel, allowing Rindt to take his third win in a row. [46], For 1970, Rindt's partner at Lotus was John Miles; Graham Hill had left the team to drive for Rob Walker's customer franchise. [12] He ended the season with four points, 13th in the championship. He went back to using his open-front helmet, only to be hit in the face by a stone from another car, causing a deep cut on his right cheek. Vuonna 1972 Nina Rindt avioitui brittiläisen Philip Martynin kanssa, ja he saivat tyttären nimeltä Tamara. 2016  N. Rosberg Using the tool shortly before his actual braking point, Rindt was able to force Parkes to brake earlier than him which allowed him to stay ahead. Rindt was heavily shaken by the loss of yet another fellow driver and contemplated retirement. [62] There was a lengthy investigation into Rindt's death in Italy, leading to a trial against Colin Chapman; he was cleared of all charges in 1976. "[2] Rindt was still able to win the race, taking the lead in the championship. [5], Rindt's hesitancy appeared justified when both he and Hill suffered high speed crashes at the Spanish Grand Prix at Montjuïc. The poor reliability of the Lotus 49B affected him; he retired from seven races. 1961  P. Hill [69], In March 1967, Rindt married Nina Lincoln, a Finnish model and daughter of racing driver Curt Lincoln, whom he had raced in the early part of his career. For his role in the safety campaign, Rindt was criticised by fellow drivers and the press alike; reporters derogatively called Stewart, Rindt and Joakim Bonnier the "Geneva connection", due to their residence in Switzerland. In 1970 he was announced posthumous World Champion. 2017  L. Hamilton Rindt reported no such problems, and Chapman recalled that Rindt reported the car to be "almost 800 rpm faster on the straight" without wings.[56]. Having started from pole position, he traded the lead with Stewart and Piers Courage several times. The effect of the failure lifted Rindt's car off the track and into the barriers, where it collided with the stationary car of Hill, whose accident occurred at the same spot. 1974  E. Fittipaldi Karl Jochen Rindt (German: [ˈjɔxn̩ ˈʁɪnt]; 18 April 1942 – 5 September 1970) was a German-born racing driver who represented Austria during his career, the first Austrian to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix. Von … Rindt's popularity was further increased through the TV show Motorama, which he hosted. He hosted a monthly television show titled Motorama and set up a successful exhibition of racing cars in Vienna. [27] Overall, he achieved three podium positions, handing him third place in the championship at the end of the year. [39] Rindt, with the help of Ecclestone, was able to successfully promote himself, including lucrative sponsorship and advertising contracts. 2019  L. Hamilton, Complete Formula One World Championship results, "The Forgotten Story of ... Jochen Rindt", "Erinnerungen an Jochen Rindt: "I werd a Rennfoara, "Jochen Rindt – How do you become a racing driver? [77] He spun several times on the wet track and suffered from a limited-slip differential, but held onto the lead until lap 21, when Surtees repassed him and won. 1954  J. M. Fangio [71], Privately, Rindt was known to family and friends as an often reckless driver when on public roads. [5][64] At his funeral, Joakim Bonnier gave the eulogy, saying: To die doing something that you loved to do, is to die happy. No agreement was reached and the Grand Prix moved to Hockenheim, where Rindt took his fourth victory in succession. 1969  J. Stewart, 1970  J. Rindt The destroyed Lotus 72 remained in Italy after the trial, going to a scrapyard near Monza.

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