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Which probably was not a bad thing. A second pit stop to look for damage dropped him to 7th place. There is a long downhill going towards the Adenauer Bridge and there are a series of switchbacks. Lunger was not raised a car enthusiast. European Championship for Formula 2 Drivers [60]. He was brought up to enjoy baseball, hockey, and football.

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Bett drivers are assisting, but Lunger is the man you see jumping atop the burning car, straddling the cockpit and hauling the World Champion out.

Brett Lunger | An American Racing Hero

Fueled By Enthusiasts Driving Line accelerates automotive passion by providing a fresh angle of what fuels us. He needed outside sponsorship, contrary to widespread conception. He described the dilemma of negotiating the Long Beach race track, which incorporated 85 circuits from Ocean Boulevard downtown to a parking lot lungee to Shoreline Drive, not far from the RMS Queen Maryand then back to Ocean Boulevard.

They had spent so much money on champagne and parties, that they had cut into the budget. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from May All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from November He was brought up to enjoy baseball, hockey, and football.


The extinguishers going off had dampened the lhnger somewhat. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident refuted luger of what Lunger contended in his writing.

Lunger assisted rescue workers in pulling Rupp from his car. Lunger described Lauda’s accident which occurred on the 2nd lap. European Championship for Formula 2 Drivers [60].

Brett Lunger, F1 Hero

He competed in a total of 34 Grands Prix but is probably best remembered for the role he played in helping to rescue Niki Lauda brrett the flaming remains of his Ferrari at the Nurburgring in The designer, Harvey Postlethwaite, was a brilliant aerodynamicist, and the car was aerodynamically very stable, very good on fast circuits.

Lunger was a brave man. Despite coming from a very privileged background, one of the heirs of the DuPont fortune, lugner foray into the world of big-time motor racing was largely a self-made plight.

Lunger got out of his Surtees which was tangled up with the Ferrari. Lunger’s fire extinguishers were set off by the collision which was fortunate and saved time in the rescue.

Brett Lunger | An American Racing Hero | DrivingLine

Brett Lunger, F1, hero, Niki Lauda. Sign me up for a quarterly digital magazine subscription. Teammate Hunt was 2nd on the grid, alongside Lauda. Brett Lunger had a relatively short but successful career in racing. What would you like to learn more about?


Lunger started the race with a degree fever having been diagnosed with mononucleosis the previous day. Lunger continues to expand his organization by attending conferences and writing blog articles related to responsible decision making on Responsibility Today’s website. He could afford it as he was born into one of the richest families in the world, being one of the heirs to the du Pont chemical fortune.

New York Times, March 18,p. You must be logged in to post a comment. I had to drive from race to race while other people flew. But thanks to Ron Howard, I guess this is going to follow me forever This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat The Supercar’s Supercar – Part One.

Bythings had stalled. His friends bought him a ride with the team of Alexander Hesketh, 3rd Baron Hesketh for the remainder of the Formula One season. Again the fire flared up and kept the men back from the car’s side.