Jochen Rindt

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Jochen Rindt

Postby CrazyChick » Mon 06 Sep, 2010 1:15 pm

Jochen Rindt

6th September 2010
by Joe Saward

Forty years ago yesterday (September 5), Jochen Rindt was killed in a practice accident at Monza, while at the wheel of a Lotus Formula 1 car. When he was killed Rindt had won five of the 10 Grands Prix and was in the lead in the World Championship. Although it was mathematically possible for him to be beaten by Ferrari’s Jacky Ickx, his replacement Emerson Fittipaldi deprived the Belgian of the points he needed and Rindt became the sport’s first posthumous World Champion.

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2012 Motorsport Champions:
Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel, IRL: Ryan Hunter-Reay, NASCAR: Brad Keselowski, GP2: Davide Valsecchi, WSR: Robin Frijns, British F3: Jack Harvey, Euro F3: Daniel Juncadella, GP3: Mitch Evans, Formula 2: Luciano Bacheta.
WRC: Sebastien Loeb, BTCC: Gordon Sheddon, WTCC: Rob Huff, DTM: Bruno Spengler.
MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo, WSB: Max Biaggi, BSB: Shane Byrne, Moto2: Marc Marquez, Moto 3: Sandro Cortese.
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