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#1 HistoryFan

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:39

Jay Penske and Roger Penske have own IndyCar teams and compete against each other.
Was there a similar case in the history of IndyCar, F1 or another series?
Or just other family members?

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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:52

Richard and Kyle Petty in NASCAR.

#3 Michael Ferner

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 14:21

Reg and Tim Parnell in F1.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:44

Reg and Tim Parnell in F1.

Did they compete against each other? I thought Tim took over the Parnell team from Reg.

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 17:05

Pretty sure not. AFAIK Tim's first races were in 1957 - Reg's last were in NZ at the beginning of that year

And, yes, Tim took over the running of the Reg Parnell RT after his father's death in early 1964

#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 17:24

The question is about running competing teams in the same series, not competing against each other as drivers. Tim Parnell took part in a handful of F1 races between 1961 and 1963, entering under his own name, so he was technically competing against Reg Parnell (Racing). I believe that Tim received support and assistance from his dad, though.

Edited by Tim Murray, 08 February 2013 - 17:30.


#7 HistoryFan

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 21:52

The Parnells are very interesting. Is there a book with more details about them.

#8 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 22:06

TNFer Graham Gauld wrote an excellent biography of Reg Parnell which came out in 1996. It features an epilogue devoted to Tim Parnell and Parnell Racing after Reg's death. Second hand copies are still available moderately cheaply:

http://www.abebooks....ld/930097072/bd

#9 HistoryFan

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 22:45

Thank youu

Edited by HistoryFan, 08 February 2013 - 22:46.


#10 HistoryFan

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 13:18

And what about familie teams with family members taking over from father, like Claire perhaps will do at Williams.
And Alex Sauber is also working in the manegement at Sauber

Tim and Reg Parnell of course

but other examples?