Danny Sullivan returns as driver steward
25 July 2012 – Former Indy 500 winner Danny Sullivan is to return as FIA driver representative steward for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The stewards could be set for another busy few days, with Red Bull’s engine mapping situation still a hot topic in Formula 1.
In Germany, the stewards – then including ex F1 driver and 1992 Sportscar World Champion Derek Warwick – had to deal, not only with the Red Bull torque map enquiry before the race, but also incidents such as Sebastian Vettel passing Jenson Button while off the track; the German received a 20-second time penalty.
Sullivan, 62 years of age and from the United States, raced in F1 for Tyrrell in 1983. He debuted in Brazil but scored his best result in Monaco, where he finished fifth. Two years later, he claimed victory in the Indianapolis 500 for Penske and over his career claimed a total of two million dollars (£1.3m) in prize winnings from the event.
Sullivan has served as Formula 1 steward on two previous occasions: at the Hockenheim and Singapore races of 2010.