The American automobile driver, Alfred Unser who is also known as Al Unser Sr. passed away at the age of 82. He was the younger brother of fellow drivers, Jerry and Bobby Unser.
Al Unser Sr. was a beloved father of Al Unser Jr. This is heartbreaking news for the racing community who lost their gem today.
He was the Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner and the news of his demise was confirmed by Indianapolis Motor Speedway on early Friday.
According to the sources, Al Unser Sr. left the world on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Since the news broke the Internet, many big personalities from the racing track have been paying tribute to the legendary racer.
Al Unser Sr Death Reason
Along with this, it has been reported by The Associated Press that he died on Thursday at his New Mexico residence following a 17-year battle with cancer.
His wife, Susan was with him during his last time. His name comes to the list of four including A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Helio Castroneves and himself to have won the Indianapolis 500-Miles Race four times.
He lifted the cup in 1970, 1971, 1978, and 1987. He was the fourth of five who won the race in consecutive years and also won the National Championship in 1970, 1983, and 1985. Along with him, his family has won the Indy 500 a record nine times.
Al Unser Sr Cause of Death
Many people took the support of social media to pay tribute to the legendary racer of the racing community. Takuma Sato and Castroneves also took the support of their social media accounts to share their condolence over the death of Al Unser Sr.
He was born on May 20, 1939, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, and was the youngest brother of four brothers.
How did Al Unser Sr Die?
His father and two uncles were also popular drivers. Joe Unser was the first member of the family who lost his life during test driving an FWD Coleman Special on the Denver highway in 1929.
On the other side, Jerry became the first to drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but the tragedy took place when he struck the next year when he was killed from several injuries due to a crash. Well, the Al Unser family owned and operate the Unser Racing Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Al Unser Sr. made his last race in the 1993 Indianapolis 500.
He had driven for various teams like Longhorn, Penske, Granatelli, Porsche, Foyt, King, and many more. Because of his racing, he earned huge respect and love from his fans across the world, and yesterday, the gem left the world behind some memories. He was one of the best and popular racing drivers in the world.