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29 July 1951 (39)
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Guy Edwards (30 December 1942)
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about Walt Brown

Walt Brown (December 30, 1911 in Springfield, New York – July 29, 1951 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania) was an American racecar driver. A Champ Car specialist, his career in the big cars began in 1941, and he recorded one win, in 1948 at Langhorne Speedway.

Brown died in a low speed accident at Williams Grove Speedway on 29 July 1951, the day widely known as "Black Sunday" because two other drivers also died (in consecutive qualifying runs at Funk's Speedway in Winchester, Indiana) on the same day.


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teams & teammates

season teammate
1950 Tony Bettenhausen
Pat Flaherty
Johnnie Parsons
Sam Hanks
Fred Agabashian
Duke Dinsmore
Walt Faulkner
Jack McGrath
Jerry Hoyt
Johnny McDowell
Cecil Green
Mack Hellings
Joie Chitwood
Jimmy Jackson
Kurtis Kraft compare 1950
1951 Troy Ruttman
Gene Force
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
Kurtis Kraft compare 1951

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Ricciardo’s long-term future at the Woking-based team has been thrown into question after Brown last week made comments that the Australian driver’s results had not lived up to expectations.
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McLaren continued its resurgence in 2020 by claiming third in the championship and scoring two podiums with Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz but couldn't hang onto that position in 2021 as Ferrari swung back after several lean years of its own.
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The wager came as the result of an Industry Leaders' Challenge begun by the Grand Prix Trust, a charity that helps support anyone who has worked in F1 and who has fallen on hard times.
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The results of the F1 Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports were released on Thursday ahead of the United States Grand Prix after responses from more than 167,000 fans in 187 different countries.
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O’Ward racked up his first two IndyCar wins and four other podium in 2021, taking the fight to eventual champion Alex Palou down to the last round of the season.
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Just the day before track action begins for the British Grand Prix, the McLaren outfit confirmed that Brown and the other team employees had been detected during the pre-event screening programme.
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In the wake of the penalty handed out to Lando Norris at last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, Brown fears that it has opened up a world where hard racing is no longer allowed.
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Norris has finished inside the top five at all but one race so far this season, scoring podium finishes at Imola and Monaco to mark his best start to an F1 campaign.
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In the wake of Honda pulling out of F1 at the end of this year, Red Bull has done a deal to take over the Japanese manufacturer's power unit project from 2022.
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