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Mo Nunn

Mo Nunn. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2011. Used with permission.

Mo Nunn. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2011. Used with permission.

Mo Nunn, Champ Car event, Elkhart Lake, 12th August 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Mo Nunn, Champ Car event, Elkhart Lake, 12th August 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

27 Sep 1938
Walsall, West Midlands

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Ensign (1973-1982)

Driver in Formula 3 and Formula 5000, who founded Ensign. Has been in America for years, as a technical director, team boss or chief engineer, in both CART and the IRL. Now works as a consultant to teams in US single-seaters. Nunn took up racing in 1963, at the relatively late age of 24, but by 1966, had become Lotus' factory British Formula 3 driver. In 1969, Nunn beat James Hunt and Francois Cevert but when a F1 testing opportunity for Lotus fell through, Nunn didn't have the finance to keep racing. He became a constructor but struggled until he joined up with Rikky von Opel in Formula 3 and then up to Formula 1. Nunn's neat car and von Opel's money helped propel Ensign into the big time, where they remained for a decade.

Biography last updated 1 Jan 2017