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Dan Gurney: The Most Underappreciated Driver

Jim Clark's father told Dan Gurney at his son's funeral that the two-time world champion feared no other competitor more than him. And for good reason.  Gurney began his career in 1959, interestingly, with the greatest name in all of Formula 1: Ferrari. He ran four races with the team, a stint which included second, third, and fourth-place finishes—not a bad start to a Formula 1 career. Over that span, he outscored all of his Ferrari teammates, including 1961 World Champion Phil Hill.  Ever the independent spirit, Gurney made the perhaps rash decision to leave the team after a very short stint out of dissatisfaction with its management. Given that Ferrari would go on to win two world driving and Constructors' championships apiece during...

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