Paul Richard "Richie" Ginther (August 5, 1930 - September 20, 1989) was an American racing driver who competed in Formula One between 1960 and 1967, scoring one win. He drove for Ferrari, Scarab, BRM, Honda, Cooper and Eagle during a career which spanned eight seasons.
He scored Honda's first ever win when he won the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequent Honda victories were recorded by John Surtees and Jenson Button. He took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, but his entries never finished the race.
Ginther was also born on the same day as Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. He died while on vacation with his family in France in 1989.
Formula One Statistical Overview
Formula One Record
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|Reventlow Automobiles Inc.||Scarab|
|1962||Owen Racing Organisation||BRM||10||8th||Report|
|1963||Owen Racing Organisation||BRM||29 (34)||3rd||Report|
|1964||Owen Racing Organisation||BRM||23||5th||Report|
|1965||Honda R & D Company||Honda||11||7th||Report|
|1966||Cooper Car Company||Cooper-Maserati||5||11th||Report|
|Honda R & D Company||Honda|
|1967||Anglo American Racers||Eagle-Weslake||0||NC||Report|
|Advance Muffler/Bruce Bromme|
|Win Number||Grand Prix|
|1||1965 Mexican Grand Prix|
|Complete Formula One results|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||[+] More Symbols|