Dan Gurney 1931-2018
Decorated former Porsche racer passes away aged 86
Porsche is mourning the death of American racing driver Dan Gurney. Responsible for delivering the Swabian manufacturer’s only Formula One victory, Gurney triumphed in the 1962 French
Grand Prix in Rouen in an eightcylinder Porsche 804, one of many successful races for Porsche in the 1961-62 season. Gurney later became the first of only three racing drivers ever to claim victory in Formula One, Indycar and NASCAR disciplines before his ‘Gurney flap’ invention changed the science of sports-car aerodynamics forever. Gurney passed away on 14 January in Newport Beach, California, and is survived by wife Evi – a former employee at Porsche Racing – and their six children. Gurney’s full obituary can be found on page 66.