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Database start - Driver search - Dan Gurney


 
Daniel 'Dan' Sexton Gurney, USA
1931-04-13 - 2017-01-14
     
F1 Career: France 1959 - Britain 1970

  Races
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
86
4
3
19
6
133
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per Race
 
4,65%
3,49%
22,09%
6,98%
1,55p  
Founder and owner of All American Racing/Anglo American Racers wich is still running. Since 2002 also building the Alligator motorcycle. One of only 3 drivers who has won a GP-race in a car of his own make. Dan's son Alex Gurney where driving in the Grand AM series 2009.
Dan has raced in 312 events in 20 countries with 51 different makes of cars winning 51 races and finishing on the podium an additional 47 times.
Dan is one of just two who has won races in the four major categories of motorsports: Grand Prix, Indy Car, NASCAR and Sports Car, the other driver is Mario Andretti.
In 1971 he developed the Gurney Flap (wickerbill), an invention which has been adopted by the automobile racing and aviation industries throughout the world.
In 2012 Dan's All American Racers built a car for Dayton's Higcroft Racing aiming for 24h LeMans.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1970 22 1 McLaren M14A 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 -
1968 21 3 Eagle T1G & McLaren M7A
Brabham BT24
0 0 0 0 0 8
1
6
1
Anglo American Racers
Motor Racing Development
1967 8 13 Eagle T1G 1 0 1 0 2 11 9 Anglo American Racers
1966 12 4 Eagle T1G 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 Anglo American Racers
1965 4 25 Brabham BT11 0 2 3 0 1 9 2 -
1964 6 19 Brabham BT7 2 0 0 2 2 10 5 -
1963 5 19 Brabham BT7 0 2 1 0 1 10 5 -
1962 5 15 Porsche 804
Lotus 24
1 0 1 1 0 7
0
3
0
-
Team Wolfgang Seidel
1961 3 21 Porsche 718 & 787 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 -
1960 - 0 BRM P48 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 Owen Racing
1959 7 13 Ferrari 246 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 R
Wins    Poles    FastLaps   

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
2011 24h LeMans . Dan's All American Racers .
2003 Movie: The life between . as himself .
1996-2000 Cart . Eagle-Toyota Team owner
1991 Inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America . Sports cars .
1990 Inducted to Int. Motorsports Hall of Fame . Formula One, US Champ. Car .
1980 NASCAR ret . 3rd before gearbox failure
1979 Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy . BRM P25 demontration run
1975 INDY500 winner Driver; Bobby Unser as constructor
1973 INDY500 winner Driver: Gordon Johncock as constructor
1971 Cannonball Run winner . .
1970 CanAm 7th McLaren M8D 1 win
. 12h Sebring 12th Matra-Simca MS650 .
. INDY500 3rd . .
1969 CanAm 11th McL'Eagle M6B 2 wins
. INDY500 2nd Eagle .
. Movie: Winning . as himself .
1968 CanAm 15th McL'Eagle M6B / Lola T160 1 win
. INDY500 2nd Eagle .
1967 24h LeMans winner Ford GT Mk IV .
. Race of Champions at Brands Hatch winner Eagle .
1966 CanAm 7th Lola T70 .
. 24h LeMans ret Ford GT40 Mk II FL
. 12h Sebring 61st Ford GT40 Mk II FL
. 24h Daytona 2nd Ford GT40 Mk II FL
. Race of Champions winner Eagle-Weslake V12 .
. Movie: A Man and a Woman . . .
. Movie: Grand Prix . as racing driver .
1965 24h LeMans ret Shelby Cobra .
1964 24h LeMans 4th Shelby Cobra Daytona .
. 12h Sebring 10th Shelby Cobra Roadster .
. Daytona 2000km 4th Shelby Cobra .
. Tourist Trophy 3rd Shelby Cobra Daytona .
. Targa Florio 8th Shelby Cobra .
1963 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 330 LM Berlinetta .
. 12h Sebring 29th Shelby Cobra .
1962 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 250 TRI/61 .
. 12h Sebring 7th Porsche-Abarth 356B Carrera .
. 3h Daytona c Lotus 19B-Climax .
1961 24h LeMans ret Porsche 718 RS61/4 Coupé .
. 12h Sebring ret Porsche 718 RS61 .
. Nurburgring 1000km 10th Porsche 718 RS61 .
. Targa Florio 2nd Porsche 718 RS61 .
1960 24h LeMans ret Jaguar E-type 2A Prototype .
. 12h Sebring ret Maserati Tipo 61 .
. Buenos Aires 1000km ret Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage .
. Nurburgring 1000km winner Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage .
1959 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 250 TR59 .
. 12h Sebring winner Ferrari 250 TR59 .
. Tourist Trophy 5th Ferrari 250 TR59 .
. Nurburgring 1000km 5th Ferrari 250 TR59 .
1958 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 250 TR .
. 12h Sebring 34th D.B. HBR Panhard .
. 12h Reims ret Ferrari 250 TR .
1957 . . Frank Arciero-Ferrari .
1956 . . Porsche .
1955 Started racing . Triumph TR2 .