• Short Summary

    French racing driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise is to appear before an investigating judge tomorrow (Monday Jan 18) as a result of the crash in the Buenos Aires Grand Prix on January 10 in which the Italian driver Ignazio Giunti died after his Ferrari hit Beltoise's car.

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    French racing driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise is to appear before an investigating judge tomorrow (Monday Jan 18) as a result of the crash in the Buenos Aires Grand Prix on January 10 in which the Italian driver Ignazio Giunti died after his Ferrari hit Beltoise's car. At the time Beltoise was pushing his car after running out of petrol.

    The judge is to decide if there is enough evidence to warrant further investigation into whether Beltoise should face charges of homicide through negligence.

    Giunti died for burns after his car slammed into the Matra which the French driver was pushing along the track to the pits after running out of fuel. Today (Sunday) Beltoise, 33, was banned from competing in a Formula One race in Buenos Aires on January 24 for violating an international motor racing rule which states that a stalled car must be pushed to the side of the track immediately.

    The dead driver had won the "Silver Helmet" trophy for the best Italian driver in 1966 and 1968. His colleagues in the Ferrari team are reported to be very bitter about his death.

    Beltoise said yesterday (Saturday) that he did not think the accident was his fault.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALK3F28FXI5FWN184Z27FUT5B
    Media URN:
    VLVAALK3F28FXI5FWN184Z27FUT5B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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