He was only a few seconds behind Peter Gregg in a Porsche Carrera 6. This page was last edited on 24 October , at Lunger’s fire extinguishers were set off by the collision which was fortunate and saved time in the rescue. This enabled Lunger and Merzario to get close to the fire, although they could not free Lauda at first. Lauda saw the man he was looking for and approached him from behind.

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Brett Lunger

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident refuted much of what Lunger contended in his writing. Byhe was honorably discharged and decided to look at racing seriously.

Again the fire flared up and kept the men back from the car’s side. He was a political science major. You must be logged in to post a comment. He led the first 19 laps before a stuck throttle forced him to spin at turn 7.

Brett Lunger, F1 Hero

At the age of 29 Lunger found himself without a car to drive for a major team. He was trying to pass a slower car and at the same time hold off eventual race winner, Mario Andretti. Peter Bloome Racing Space Racing.


That was invaluable just to see how they went through the testing process, have a car that was well sorted and allowed me to use his garage at Ontario for the entire season. He was in a Hogan Racing Lola. Workers arrived and kept the fire down, eventually putting foam on the Ferrari. His total focus now was on becoming a professional racer, and it seemed to be going well.

He remains a very competitive individual and even in his fifties was racing in marathons and cycling events. Brett hustled sponsors on his own, but credits his older brother Dave, a stockbroker, and longtime PR man and friend Rod Campbell for putting together a package to open the door at Hesketh.

European Championship for Formula 2 Drivers [56].

Lauda saw the man he was looking for and approached him from behind. In Lunger moved to the Team Surtees. His time was 1: As race progressed he started to lose strength allowing Sam Posey to pass and moving Lunger to third in the championship. His qualifying time was 1: 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.

European Championship for Formula 2 Drivers [60]. He became interested in auto racing when a friend took him to a race in I knew that running just eight races in 12 months was not going to get the job done. It took his crew a week to rebuild the car from the ground up. He had apparently crashed on exit, went through a couple of rows of catch fenceup a relatively steep bank, and back into the middle of the track, the Ferrari on fire.


Brett Lunger, F1 Hero – Vintage Road & Racecar

After a one-off drive for Ensign at the end of the season, Lunger moved on to sports car racing. By using this site, you v1 to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Lunger got out of his Surtees which was tangled up with the Ferrari. They were more than 3. He was only a few seconds behind Peter Gregg in a Porsche Carrera 6. He was hospitalized after the race for several days. Lunger said, We’re not ready yet, but we’re getting there.

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