Former F1 race winner Dan Gurney has passed away at the age of 86.
Dan Gurney had successful career in motorsport. His F1 stint started with him driving for Ferrari in 1959 which include two podiums. After an unsuccessful 1960 season he went to the works Porsche. In the two seasons Gurney had 4 podiums and a win in France 62. After Porsche pulled out of F1, Gurney raced with Anglo American Racers and Brabham which included three further wins before leaving in the 1970 season.
Responsible for one of the most beautiful Formula One cars ever, the first Eagle car was entered in the 1966 season by Anglo American Racers, an off-shoot of All American Racers, a team founded by Gurney and Carroll Shelby.
Post F1 included him winning the Le Mans with AJ Foyt in 1967 and success in Indycar and NASCAR. He was also the first driver to race in a full face helmet in F1.
A true racing engineer, and pioneer in aerodynamics for car racing, the American’s best known legacy being the Gurney Flap which are still in use today.