There wasn’t a Ferrari driver on the Italian Grand Prix podium this year (well, not a
current one...), but that didn’t dampen the fervor of the massed tifosi at Monza.
John Anderson, 11/1/45; Alan Jones,
11/2/46; Ben Bowlby, 11/2/66; Derek Daly,
11/3/53; Derrike Cope, 11/3/58; Jacques
Villeneuve, 11/4/55; Tim Flock, 11/5/24;
Jonathan Palmer, 11/7/56; Zak Brown,
11/7/72; eDDIe IrvIne, 11/10/65; Gil de
Ferran, 11/11/67; Michael Valiante, 11/11/79;
Nick Craw, 11/14/36; bre TT LUnGer,
11/14/45; Skip Barber, 11/16/36; Terry
Labonte, 11/16/56; Roberto Guerrero,
11/16/58; Dr. Terry Trammell, 11/17/49; Eliseo
Salazar, 11/18/55; Jimmy Vasser, 11/20/65;
Jacques Lafitte, 11/21/43; Joe Gibbs,
11/25/40; Dale Jarrett, 11/26/56; Ashley
Force Hood, 11/29/82; Shawna Robinson,
11/30/64; Mika Salo, 11/30/66.
Gaston Chevrolet, 11/25/20; Eddie O’Donnell,
11/26/20; Rex Mays, 11/7/49; Joe James,
11/5/52; Jack McGrath, 11/7/55; Ricardo
Rodriguez, 11/2/62; Don Branson, 11/12/66;
GrAHAm HILL, Tony Brise, Ray Brimble,
Andy Smallman, Terry Richards and Tony
Alcock, 11/26/75; Masten Gregory, 11/8/85;
Grant Adcox, 11/19/89; Stephane Proulx,
11/21/93; Elmo Langley, 11/21/96; Denis
Jenkinson, 11/29/96; Bill Devin, 11/22/00; John
Baldwin, 11/28/00; GeorGe HArrISon,
11/29/01; Jim Rathmann, 11/23/11.
Following the movie
RUSH, American F1
veteran Lunger got
fresh acclaim for his
involvement in the
rescue of Niki Lauda
from his burning Ferrari.
After retiring as a
driver in 1979, Lunger
worked briefly for CBS
and served as a pilot
for Angel Flight, flying
severely ill patients
Mays was among the
most respected, if
unluckiest racers of
Indy’s roadster era,
both before and after
World War II
interrupted the peak
years of his career. A
crash at Del Mar’s
him at age 36.
IndyCar team owner Bryan Herta’s
14-year-old son Colton is already
an open-wheel winner in Malaysia’s
AsiaCup and is aiming for a full
season of USF2000 in 2015.
FIRS T RACING HERO Nigel Mansell.
I was at Brands Hatch for the final two
grands prix there (1985 and ’ 86) and
Nigel won both of them.
FIRST STREET CAR A Peugeot 306
turbodiesel – a loan car. Not very glam.
FIRST RACECAR Formula Vauxhall
Junior. I did the Winter Series in 1994
and then the full season in ’ 95.
FIRST RACE In karts, that would have
been at Wombwell in Yorkshire, UK.
First car race, FVauxhall Jr., at Pembrey.
FIRST VICTORY Same race!
FIRS T ACCIDENT At Brands Hatch in
a Formula First. I was trapped for two
hours, and the Fire Dept. had to free
me with the Jaws of Life. I was lucky to
have only broken an ankle and a wrist.
FIRST PAYCHECK From the Jaguar
Formula 1 team in 2003.