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Ivan Capelli finished 29 times in 93 starts. That's a retirement rate of 68.8%. Piercarlo Ghinzani finished 21 times in 74 starts: 71.6% Does anyone have a worse finishing rate than these two?
 

RasputinLives

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Can't beat that but would mention Andre De Cesseries had 137 retirements in 208 starts. That makes a 65% retirement rate which is not as much as above but it's a hell of a lot starts!
 

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I missed 1966 Italy off that list. None of the nine drivers who finished that day had won a race before (though they included Denny Hulme and Jochen Rindt...)
 

Brogan

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The Italian GP was the first time since the previous time an unnecessary safety car ****ed up a race and a driver who was never in contention inherited a win.
 

F1Brits_90

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The Italian GP was the first time since the previous time an unnecessary safety car ****ed up a race and a driver who was never in contention inherited a win.

but it wasnt unnecssary. as the race director said the marshall post wasnt big enough, i could see that from just on tv & marshall stood next to each other. so it had to go in the pit lane. & i dont like the myth that gasly inherited this win. he got a bit fortunate but no more than quite few drivers that have used a VSC to their advantage. he was in Q3, the team pitted gasly on the off chance there could be a VSC or SC thats good strategy by the team, it could also not have worked out & struggling on the tyres. also at the restart i think he was a net 5th behind sainz stroll kimi & giovinazzi. so he won that race through a cracking opening lap to take the net lead. then under huge pressure knowing he may never get a better opportunity to win a race. took it home mistake free

even sainz was 2nd on merit, 3rd on the grid & in normal race. sainz still comes 2nd
 
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