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Dan Gurney, F1 driver


13 April 1931 (92)
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4 (4.6%)
1 (1.1%)
3 (3.4%)
0 (0%)
133 (1.5 points per race avg)
43 (49.4%)
1959 French Grand Prix
1970 British Grand Prix
1962 French Grand Prix
1967 Belgian Grand Prix

about Dan Gurney

Daniel Sexton Gurney (born April 13, 1931) is a retired American racing driver, race car constructor, and team owner who reached racing's highest levels starting in 1958.

The son of a Metropolitan Opera star, he was born in Port Jefferson, New York, but moved to California as a teenager.

Gurney won races in the Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans-Am Series. Gurney is the first of three drivers to have won races in Sports Cars (1958), Formula One (1962), NASCAR (1963), and Indy Car (1967) (the other two being Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya).

In 1967, after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans together with A. J. Foyt, he spontaneously sprayed champagne while celebrating on the podium. As owner of All American Racers, he was the first to put a simple right-angle extension on the upper trailing edge of the rear wing. This device, called a Gurney flap, increases downforce and, if well designed, imposes only a relatively small increase in aerodynamic drag. At the 1968 German Grand Prix he became the first driver ever to use a full face helmet in Grand Prix racing.

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1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970,

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teams & teammates Dan Gurney

season teammate
1959 Tony Brooks
Phil Hill
Jean Behra
Cliff Allison
Olivier Gendebien
Wolfgang von Trips
Ferrari compare 1959
1960 Jo Bonnier
Graham Hill
BRM compare 1960
1961 Hans Herrmann
Jo Bonnier
Carel Godin de Beaufort
Edgar Barth
Porsche compare 1961
1962 Carel Godin de Beaufort
Jo Bonnier
Ben Pon
Rob Slotemaker
Heinz Schiller
Colin Davis
Heini Walter
Nino Vaccarella
Masten Gregory
Jo Siffert
Wolfgang Seidel
Günther Seiffert
Tony Shelly
Porsche compare 1962
1963 Jack Brabham
David Prophet
Lotus-Climax compare 1963
1964 Bob Anderson
Jack Brabham
Jo Siffert
Jo Bonnier
Brabham-Climax compare 1964
1965 Jack Brabham
Bob Anderson
Jo Bonnier
Denny Hulme
Ian Raby
Giancarlo Baghetti
Brabham-Climax compare 1965
1966 Phil Hill
Bob Bondurant
Eagle-Climax compare 1966
1967 Richie Ginther
Al Pease
Bruce McLaren
Ludovico Scarfiotti
Eagle-Climax compare 1967
1968 Jochen Rindt
John Love
Jack Brabham
Dave Charlton
Silvio Moser
Kurt Ahrens
Denny Hulme
Bruce McLaren
Brabham-Repco compare 1968
1970 Denny Hulme
John Surtees
Bruce McLaren
Peter Gethin
Jo Bonnier
McLaren-Ford compare 1970


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Between 1962 and 1992, Brabham scored two constructors? crowns and four drivers? titles. Its 35 victories put it eighth on ...

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Dan Gurney?s engineering acumen, his quest for innovative solutions, his can-do attitude and his constant drive should never overshadow his magnificent ability behind the wheel. Gurney wasn?t just one of the greatest racers America has ever produced; he is one of the greatest drivers of all time. Jimmy Clark famously described Gurney as the only rival he feared, and that is an endorsement that ...

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