Dan Gur­ney 1931-2018

Dec­o­rated former Porsche racer passes away aged 86

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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.

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