In the TV show “Sport & Talk” from Salzburg Hangar 7 on ServusTV, Jochen Rindt was commemorated on Monday 51 years after his tragic death.
Jochen Rindt’s life ended 51 years ago on the Monza racetrack. Posthumously named world champion, the Styrian is revered to this day as the forefather of Austrian Formula 1 successes.
The commemoration event planned by the City of Graz on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death last year will be rescheduled this autumn. That is why Rindt was the big topic on “Sport & Talk” on Monday!
In addition to Jackie Stewart and Rindt’s wife Nina, Peter Peter and Hans-Joachim Stuck were among the illustrious guests on the live broadcast. The German recalls: “Jochen’s accident was a real shock for me, it was a catastrophe. Thank goodness I’m a displacement artist and could drive again. He was a role model back then, and I knew him well too. ”
Stuck says: “I would have trusted him that he would still be involved in racing the way I got to know it.”
Peter Peter – the father of the future Porsche and Audi factory driver Phillip Peter – remembers: “I was out and about in the car. The radio broadcast was then suddenly interrupted – it was said that Jochen Rindt had had a fatal accident. A world collapsed then. It wasn’t necessary if he had a three-point harness. ”
Peter is still convinced: “The crossbelt practically cut his throat. Then he got stuck in traffic in the ambulance and lost a lot of blood. There’s no driving today if the helicopter can’t fly up and down.”
Peter continues: “It was a big gap. This was then closed by Niki Lauda. The two gentlemen only knew each other briefly. But you spoke very respectfully. Niki was an over-talent. He then continued to make motorsport great in Austria.”