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15 June 1916
21 August 1983 (67)
Keith Andrews (15 June 1920)
Riccardo Paletti (15 June 1958)

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about Gene Force

Gene Force (June 15, 1916 – August 21, 1983) was an American racecar driver.

Born in New Madison, Ohio, Force died in Brooklyn, Michigan as a result a heart attack at Michigan International Speedway. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1951-1952, 1954, 1956, and 1958-1960 seasons with 33 starts, including the 1951 and 1960 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 16 times, with his best career finish in 3rd place occurring on 3 occasions.

The "McKay Special" #37 car that Force drove in the 1960 Indianapolis 500 was a 1959 Kurtis Kraft 500J, owned and entered by Roy McKay of Dayton, Ohio. Charlie Altfater was the mechanic. The car has survived in largely original condition and is now restored to appear as it did in the 1960 race, and can occasionally be seen participating in vintage races, as it did at the 2008 Monterey historics.


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1951, 1960,

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season teammate
1951 Troy Ruttman
Johnnie Parsons
Sam Hanks
Fred Agabashian
Cliff Griffith
Jack McGrath
Mike Nazaruk
Manny Ayulo
Duke Nalon
Carl Scarborough
Bill Schindler
Chet Miller
Lee Wallard
Carl Forberg
Cecil Green
Walt Brown
Kurtis Kraft compare 1951
1960 Bob Christie
Gene Hartley
Shorty Templeman
Don Freeland
Anthony Foyt
Eddie Russo
Dempsey Wilson
Kurtis Kraft compare 1960

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Uralkali is suing the administrators because it believes that the winning bid from the consortium led by Lawrence Stroll was ‘significantly inferior’ to what it had offered itself. It has suggested that there was a lack of transparency with how the team was awarded to Stroll, and it wants the High Court in London to rule on the matter. Having finally been issued with legal paperwork on ... ...

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Uralkali, which is linked to GP3 race winner Nikita Mazepin’s father Dmitry, attempted to buy the team after Force India fell into administration in the summer.  However, it lost out to a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, father of Williams F1 driver Lance, and raised concerns about the administration process. Now, Uralkali says it has launched legal action in London’s High ... ...

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In the tight battle for fourth place - which also yields a seat on F1’s influential Strategy Group - Renault has 91 points compared with 76 for Haas, while McLaren remains in touch on 58. But Force India, which started again from zero points at the Belgian Grand Prix because of a technicality relating to the team’s change of ownership, is already on 32. The gap might even have been ... ...

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The reinvigorated and more financially stable team has come out the other side of what seemed like a very precarious situation – and one that directly affected its performance on track. The financial woes that Force India faced going into the 2018 season had a major impact on the development cycle of this year’s car, with its already limited resources being funnelled into a new chassis to ... ...

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The case has highlighted how some sporting elements related to Sahara Force India have been carried over to the new Racing Point Force India by the FIA, and others have not. In Singapore the team was found guilty of an unsafe release of Esteban Ocon’s car in FP3, and received a €5,000 fine. However, the stewards’ decision made no mention of the fact that at the French GP the original ... ...

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Green underlined one of the main concerns about F1’s attempt to regulate future styling, namely that teams will always do whatever it takes to make their cars go faster. That could lead to unexpected developments along the lines of the infamous “ugly noses” of 2012. “They’re just concepts, drawings,” said Green when asked by Motorsport.com about the latest images. “What they ... ...

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After the uncertainty of the summer when the Silverstone-based outfit was put in administration, its takeover by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll has put its development programme back on track. And amid its push for points, the team revealed major changes to its car in Singapore on Friday that it hopes will help its challenge. Racing Point Force India side technical detail Photo ... ...

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Perez was well inside the top 15 after the first runs in Q1 at Monza, and the Mexican – who regularly tries to save tyres in the first session if confident of getting through – opted to stay in the garage. However, the team underestimated how much the track would ramp up and how much slower cars would gain from getting tows. Perez was eventually bounced down to 16th, missing out on Q2 by ... ...

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The revamped Force India entry and F1 bosses are trying to get unanimous support for the Silverstone-based outfit to earn extra Column 1 prize money immediately – something new outfits normally have to wait two years for. Haas has refused to back such a move amid frustrations about why it had to race without Column 1 income for 2016 and 2017. Although in the past there have been times when ... ...

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Perez appeared to be well inside the cut-off after the first runs in Q1 and the team thus elected to keep him in the garage to save tyres. However, while he sat in the car, he gradually slipped down the order – to eventually be squeezed out of 15th place by a margin of just 0.001s to Romain Grosjean. Less than a tenth of a second covered 10th to 17th places in an unusually tightly packed ... ...

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Under the Concorde Agreement, teams that are insolvent lose their right to keep their payments unless all other teams agree. Administration is technically a form of insolvency, and after the Hungarian GP all nine teams eventually agreed that Force India could keep those payments if it emerged from administration with new owners. However, subsequently the planned share sale became an asset ... ...

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Renault struggled for pace in the previous race at Spa due to the nature of the circuit and, with Monza being similarly demanding for engines, Sainz believes the French team is in for another challenging weekend. The Spaniard finished second Monza practice 12th quickest, two seconds off the pace, with teammate Nico Hulkenberg two places ahead. The Renault duo were split by the Haas of Romain ... ...

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In the wake of the Force India outfit being granted a new entry ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, it had been expected that, while the team could keep its historic commercial rights income, it would have to wait to earn new Column 1 earnings. However, it subsequently emerged that the plan is for it to continue getting all income as before – although such a move still requires approval from ... ...

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