Top 5 American F1 Drivers of all time
#4 - Richie Ginther
Formula 1 fans often site the late 1980's and 90's as the period of time in which more outstanding driving was on the grid than any other. That's a solid claim, but the 1960's also has a shot at that title.
The likes of Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart naturally spring to mind first, but great drivers such as Richie Ginther also graced Grands Prix during this time. He hit the ground running in his debut season for Ferrari, scoring a point in his first race at Monaco before scoring what was no doubt a very popular podium at Monza.
Ginther drove for a plethora of teams between 1960 and '67, and was even runner-up during the 1963 season, matching the great G Hill for points in the same car. It would take another two years for what would be his only win in F1, Honda's first in the sport. While he was probably never good enough to win a world championship, Ginther was, without a doubt, a talented driver and a worthy Grand Prix winner.