Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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United States of America
39.795, -86.2347

Circuit Indianapolis Motor Speedway in United States of America has hosted 19 Grands Prix between 1950 and 2007.

With 5 wins Michael Schumacher is the most succesful driver at this track. Constructor Ferrari does best with a total of 6 victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The pole position record at this track belongs to Michael Schumacher with 4 poles

statistics

19
14
16
Michael Schumacher (5 wins)
Bill Vukovich (2 wins)
Lewis Hamilton (1 wins)
Ferrari (6 wins)
Kurtis Kraft (5 wins)
Watson (3 wins)
5x (26.3%)

about Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an automobile racing circuit located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States. It is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400, and formerly the home of the United States Grand Prix. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis.

Constructed in 1909, it is the second purpose built banked oval racing circuit after Brooklands and the first to be called a 'speedway'. It has a permanent seating capacity estimated at 235,000 with infield seating raising capacity to an approximate 400,000. It is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world.

Considered relatively flat by American standards, the track is a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km) rectangular oval with dimensions that have remained essentially unchanged since its construction. It has two 5?8-mile-long (1,000 m) straightaways, four geometrically identical 1?4-mile (400 m) turns, connected by two 1?8-mile (200 m) short straightaways, termed "short chutes", between turns 1 and 2, and between turns 3 and 4.

A modern infield road course was completed in 2000, incorporating part of the oval, including the mainstretch and the southeast turn, measuring 2.605 miles (4.192 km). In 2008, and again in 2014, the road course layout was modified to accommodate motorcycle racing, as well as to improve competition. Altogether, the current grounds have expanded from an original 320 acres (1.3 km2) on which the speedway was first built to cover an area of over 559 acres (2.3 km2). Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987, it is the only such site to be affiliated with automotive racing history.

In addition to the Indianapolis 500, the speedway also hosts NASCAR's Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 and Lilly Diabetes 250. From 2000 to 2007, the speedway hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix, and from 2008 to 2015 the Moto GP.

On the grounds of the speedway is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, which opened in 1956, and houses the Auto Racing Hall of Fame. The museum moved into its current building located in the infield in 1976. Also on the grounds is the Brickyard Crossing Golf Resort, which originally opened as the Speedway Golf Course in 1929. The golf course has 14 holes outside the track, along the backstretch, and four holes in the infield. The speedway also served as the venue for the opening ceremonies for the 1987 Pan American Games.


source: Wikipedia

 

events

# event winner pole position
1 1950 Indianapolis 500 30 May Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Kraft 2:46:55.97 Walt Faulkner Kurtis Kraft
2 1951 Indianapolis 500 30 May Lee Wallard Kurtis Kraft 3:57:38.05 Duke Nalon Kurtis Kraft
3 1952 Indianapolis 500 30 May Troy Ruttman Kuzma 3:52:41.88 Fred Agabashian Kurtis Kraft
4 1953 Indianapolis 500 30 May Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft 3:53:01.69 Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft
5 1954 Indianapolis 500 31 May Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft 3:49:17.27 Jack McGrath Kurtis Kraft
6 1955 Indianapolis 500 30 May Bob Sweikert Kurtis Kraft 3:53:59.53 Jerry Hoyt Stevens
7 1956 Indianapolis 500 30 May Pat Flaherty Watson 3:53:28.84 Pat Flaherty Watson
8 1957 Indianapolis 500 30 May Sam Hanks Epperly 3:41:14.25 Pat O'Connor Kurtis Kraft
9 1958 Indianapolis 500 30 May Jimmy Bryan Epperly 3:44:13.80 Dick Rathmann Watson
10 1959 Indianapolis 500 30 May Rodger Ward Watson 3:40:49.20 Johnny Thomson Lesovsky
11 1960 Indianapolis 500 30 May Jim Rathmann Watson 3:36:11.36 Eddie Sachs Ewing
12 2000 United States Grand Prix 24 September Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:36:30.883 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
13 2001 United States Grand Prix 30 September Mika Häkkinen McLaren 1:32:42.840 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
14 2002 United States Grand Prix 29 September Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:31:08.0 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
15 2003 United States Grand Prix 28 September Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:33:35.997 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren
16 2004 United States Grand Prix 20 June Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:40:29.914 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
17 2005 United States Grand Prix 19 June Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:29:43.181 Jarno Trulli Toyota
18 2006 United States Grand Prix 2 July Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:34:35.199 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
19 2007 United States Grand Prix 17 June Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:31:09.965 Lewis Hamilton McLaren
 

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