Ignazio Giunti (August 30, 1941 - January 10 1971) was an Italian driver who made his name in saloon and Sports Car Racing in the late 1960s. In 1968, driving for Alfa Romeo, he was 2nd in the Targa Florio and 4th in the Le Mans 24 Hours race co-driving with Nanni Galli.
In 1970 Giunti was signed by Ferrari primarily for their sports-car team and won the Sebring 12hrs and the Targa Florio as well as achieving several other high placings. His success earned him a F1 chance and he did splendidly to finish 4th on his debut in the Belgian GP at Spa and raced three more times that year.
Tragedy struck in his first drive in 1971 when his Ferrari 312 PB prototype ploughed into the back of a Matra 650 stopped on the track in the Buenos Aires 1000km race giving the popular Italian no chance of survival.
Complete Formula One results
(Note: grands prix in bold denote points scoring races.)