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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 license 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 1,210,535 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jochen Rindt is the 16th most popular racing driver (down from 15th in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from Germany (up from 500th 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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Among racing drivers, Jochen Rindt ranks 16 out of 888Before him are Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, Alberto Ascari, Nelson Piquet, Jackie Stewart, and Keke Rosberg. After him are Ronnie Peterson, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Gilles Villeneuve, Bruce McLaren, and Clay Regazzoni.

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Among people born in 1942, Jochen Rindt ranks 35Before him are Ian McShane, John Wayne Gacy, Javier Solana, Giorgio Agamben, Ehud Barak, and José Eduardo dos Santos. After him are Lou Reed, Giancarlo Giannini, Michel Mayor, Mohamed ElBaradei, Alassane Ouattara, and Wen Jiabao. Among people deceased in 1970, Jochen Rindt ranks 26Before him are Semyon Timoshenko, Napoleon Hill, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Rudolf Carnap, and C. V. Raman. After him are Eric Berne, Vladimir Propp, Bruce McLaren, Heinrich Brüning, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, and Artem Mikoyan.

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Among people born in Germany, Jochen Rindt ranks 447 out of 6,142Before him are Walther von Reichenau (1884), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Felix Klein (1849), F. W. Murnau (1888), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), and Niklas Luhmann (1927). After him are Wilhelm List (1880), Josef Kramer (1906), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Jochen Rindt ranks 2Before him are Michael Schumacher (1969). After him are Wolfgang von Trips (1928), Rudolf Caracciola (1901), Sebastian Vettel (1987), Walter Röhrl (1947), Jochen Mass (1946), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Nico Rosberg (1985), Rolf Stommelen (1943), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1967), and Hans Herrmann (1928).