In the round-up: Dan Gurney has died at the age of 86 in California. The winner of the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours and four world championship F1 races suffered complications relating to pneumonia.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Official statement from the family on the passing of the American Legend Dan Gurney: pic.twitter.com/a1CB4mjbdh
— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) January 14, 2018
https://t.co/Bxp4etpyc7 I just heard that my hero passed away today…Daniel Sexton Gurney. This is so sad and my thoughts, prayers and love to the Gurney family. Dan was one of the Titans of the sport. Godspeed Dan…I’m sure you’ll be pushing the envelope in heaven.
— Bobby Rahal (@BobRahal) January 14, 2018
RIP Dan Gurney. I was first inspired by him when I was in midgets dreaming of being like him. I was last inspired by him yesterday. Yes, I mean forever. He understood me better than anyone else, which is why he wrote the foreword for my book in 2001 #DanGurneyHasFinishedTheRace pic.twitter.com/twMkM2Mn0U
— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) January 14, 2018
#RIPDanGurney, arguably the greatest American driver of all time. Accomplished so much internationally & helped form Racing into the sport it is today. Thank you Dan, our thoughts are w/ the Gurney family at this time. #AllAmericanRacer
— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) January 14, 2018
What a story Dan Gurney gave to us. A racer to the core in everything he did, he epitomized all that makes motorsport special, that can make it more than just cars going around on Sunday afternoons. No one else did it quite like Dan. #BigEagle
— JR Hildebrand (@JRHildebrand) January 14, 2018
So very sad to learn Dan Gurney passed away today. An absolute legend, all time great and thoroughly nice guy. RIP Daniel Sexton Gurney
— Maurice Hamilton (@MauriceHamilton) January 14, 2018
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Happy birthday to Ed!
On this day in F1
- Mario Andretti dominated the season-opening race at Buenos Aires on this day in 1978 for Lotus using the 78 chassis the team had race the previous season