Richie Ginther

Racing Driver
Born Aug 5, 1930

Paul Richard "Richie" Ginther was a racecar driver from the United States. During a varied career, the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix saw Ginther take Honda's first Grand Prix victory, a victory which would also prove to be Ginther's only win in Formula One. In total he participated in 54 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, and numerous non-Championship Formula One races.… Read More

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1930 Birth Born in 1930.


1948 18 Years Old After finishing school, in 1948 Richie Ginther followed in his father's footsteps and went to work for Douglas Aircraft, initially in the tool and die shop. … Read More


1951 - 1956 3 More Events
1957 27 Years Old Ginther first raced for Chinetti in 1957 and with him made his first appearances in international level events, first in the 12 Hours of Sebring and then driving a 2-liter Ferrari 500 TR in the Le Mans race. … Read More
1958 28 Years Old In early 1958 he piloted a 2-liter Ferrari to victory at the County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California, averaging, and won in a 3-liter GT in a 5 lap qualifying preliminary for the SCCA Pacific Coast Championship. … Read More
1959 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He triumphed by a wide margin at Pomona at the opening sports car race of 1959, in a John von Neumann 4.1-liter Ferrari, and in June 1959 won in a 3-liter Ferrari TR in the first Hourglass road races in San Diego, California.


1960 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Ginther made his F1 debut at the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix driving for Ferrari who he stayed with through.
1961 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1961 Ginther was in the #3 Ferrari driver, behind #1 Wolfgang Von Trips and #2 Hill. … Read More
1962 32 Years Old The Ferrari team ceased competition until January 1, 1962 as a mark of respect to Von Trips.
1963 33 Years Old In the he switched to the British-based BRM team to race alongside Graham Hill the highlight of which was a third place in the 1963 World Championship behind Hill. … Read More
1964 34 Years Old His speed eclipsed the previous course record of established by Dan Gurney in 1964. … Read More
1966 36 Years Old He appeared in an uncredited role in the 1966 film Grand Prix as John Hogarth, a driver in the Japanese funded “Yamura” team. … Read More
1969 39 Years Old He participated in a rally with sixty-five other competitors, including actor James Garner, in June 1969. … Read More


1989 59 Years Old Richie Ginther died of a heart attack while on vacation with his family in France on September 20, 1989. … Read More
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