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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
Wins
Pole
Podiums
FastLaps
Points
86
4
3
19
6
133
       
% Wins
% Poles
% Podiums
% FastLap
Points/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.
At the 1967 LeMans podium Dan was the first to shake and spray the champagne

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
2017 Movie: McLaren . As himself .
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 Ferrari Daytona coupe .
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 .
. Race of Champions dns Eagle T1G Non championchip race
1967 24h LeMans winner Ford GT Mk IV with AJ Foyt
. Race of Champions at Brands Hatch winner Eagle T1G Non championchip race
1966 24h LeMans ret Ford GT40 Mk II FL
. 24h Daytona 2nd Ford GT40 Mk II FL
. 12h Sebring 61st Ford GT40 Mk II FL
. CanAm 7th Lola T70 .
. 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 .
. Sunday Mirror Trophy 9th Branham BT11 Non championchip race
. INDY500 26th/dnf . .
. Race of Champions nc Branham BT11 Non championchip race
1964 24h LeMans 4th Shelby Cobra Daytona .
. Tourist Trophy 3rd Shelby Cobra Daytona .
. Daytona 2000km 4th Shelby Cobra .
. 12h Sebring 10th Shelby Cobra Roadster .
. Targa Florio 8th Shelby Cobra class winner
. INDY 500 17th/dnf . .
. International Trophy ret Brabham BT7 Non championchip race
. 200 Miles, Aintree ret Brabham BT7 Non championchip race
1963 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 330 LM Berlinetta .
. Bridgehampton 500 Winner Shelby Cobra .
. INDY 500 7th Lotus 29 .
. 12h Sebring 29th Shelby Cobra .
. International Gold Cup ret Brabham BT7 Non championchip race
1962 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 250 TRI/61 .
. Solitude GP Winner Porsche 804 Non championchip race
. 3h Daytona Winner Lotus 19B-Climax .
. 12h Sebring 7th Porsche-Abarth 356B Carrera .
1961 24h LeMans ret Porsche 718 RS61/4 Coupé .
. Ballarat Victoria Trophy Winner BRM Non championchip race
. Targa Florio 2nd Porsche 718 RS61 Class winner
. Syacuse GP 2nd Porsche 718 Non championchip race
. Modena GP 3rd Porsche 718 Non championchip race
. Solitude GP 3rd Porsche 718 Non championchip race
. Silver City Trophy 5th Lotus 18 Non championchip race
. 200 miles, Aintree 14th Lotus 18 Non championchip race
. Nurburgring 1000km 10th Porsche 718 RS61 .
. Lavant Cup 7th Lotus 18 Non championchip race
. Guard's Trophy ret Lotus 18/21 .
. 12h Sebring ret Porsche 718 RS61 .
. Bruxells GP ret Porsche 718 Non championchip race
1960 24h LeMans ret Jaguar E-type 2A Prototype .
. Nurburgring 1000km winner Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage .
. Buenos Aires GP 2nd BRM P48 Non championchip race
. International Gold Cup 6th BRM P48 Non championchip race
. Silver City Trophy 7th Cooper T51 Non championchip race
. 12h Sebring ret Maserati Tipo 61 .
. Buenos Aires 1000km ret Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage .
. BRDC Int. Trophy ret BRM P48 Non championchip race
. Glover Trophy ret BRM P48 Non championchip race
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 .