Brett Lunger

Robert Brett Lunger ( born November 14, 1945 in Wilmington, Delaware ) is an American former Formula 1 racing driver.


Brett Lunger visited in 1965 a car race that sparked his interest in motorsport. In 1966 he drove in the CanAm series as a paying driver. Between 1972 and 1976 he took part in Formula 2 races and achieved best result a fourth place ( Mantorp Park, Sweden). In the American Formula 5000 in 1971 he reached the third place overall.

During his Formula 1 time no significant successes in. He became known as a driver, in 1976 Niki Lauda after his accident at the Grand Prix of Germany at the Nürburgring- Nordschleife rescued along with Guy Edwards and Harald Ertl Arturo Merzario from his burning car. Lunger had collided with the Ferrari; both cars were close together, the Ferrari burning. In the course of action Lunger climbed to the Ferrari and Lauda pulled upward while Merzario opened his belt after marshals had contained the fire. Already in 1974 helped Lunger on a similar occasion at the Ontario Motor Speedway his driver colleagues Mickey Rupp to recover.

1979 Lunger was no more driving and ended his racing career, to continue his studies. As a journalist, he worked at the Grand Prix of South Africa for the CBS.

Grand Prix Results

  • Formula 1 racer (United States)
  • Formula 1 racing driver ( McLaren)
  • Americans
  • Born in 1945
  • Man

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