Jochen Rindt

1942 - 1970

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Karl Jochen Rindt (German: [ˈjɔxn̩ ˈʁɪnt]; 18 April 1942 – 5 September 1970) was a German-born racing driver who competed with an Austrian licence during his career, despite having German and not Austrian citizenship. In 1970, he was killed during practice for the Italian Grand Prix and became the only driver to be posthumously awarded the Formula One World Drivers' Championship. Rindt started motor racing in 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jochen Rindt has received more than 1,465,025 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jochen Rindt is the 15th most popular racing driver (up from 16th in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from Germany (down from 447th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Racing Driver.

Jochen Rindt is most famous for being the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Championship.

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Over the past year Jochen Rindt has had the most page views in the with 187,331 views, followed by English (184,475), and Italian (33,407). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Lombard (237.20%), German (97.31%), and West Frisian (92.08%)


Among racing drivers, Jochen Rindt ranks 15 out of 1,080Before him are Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Nelson Piquet, Carroll Shelby, and Jackie Stewart. After him are Gilles Villeneuve, Bruce McLaren, Ronnie Peterson, Helmut Marko, Keke Rosberg, and Jacky Ickx.

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Among people born in 1942, Jochen Rindt ranks 42Before him are Giorgio Agamben, Tobin Bell, Michel Mayor, Giacinto Facchetti, Jacques Rogge, and Bob Hoskins. After him are László Sólyom, John Irving, Margaret Court, Michael Crichton, Wen Jiabao, and Wolfgang Schäuble. Among people deceased in 1970, Jochen Rindt ranks 26Before him are Otto Heinrich Warburg, Rudolf Carnap, Semyon Timoshenko, Leslie Groves, C. V. Raman, and Eric Berne. After him are Andrey Yeryomenko, Napoleon Hill, Vladimir Propp, Artem Mikoyan, Bruce McLaren, and Heinrich Brüning.

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Among people born in Germany, Jochen Rindt ranks 538 out of 7,253Before him are Gerhard Richter (1932), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Theodor Morell (1886), Klaus Fuchs (1911), and Hugh of Saint Victor (1096). After him are Adolf Galland (1912), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rudi Völler (1960), Philipp Scheidemann (1865), Aby Warburg (1866), and Wilhelm List (1880).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Jochen Rindt ranks 2Before him are Michael Schumacher (1969). After him are Walter Röhrl (1947), Wolfgang von Trips (1928), Rudolf Caracciola (1901), Jochen Mass (1946), Sebastian Vettel (1987), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1967), Rolf Stommelen (1943), Karl Kling (1910), and Stefan Bellof (1957).