Formula 1 1952 Indianapolis 500

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1952-05-30
2
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Troy Ruttman
Fred Agabashian

The 1952 Indianapolis 500 was won by Troy Ruttman of Kuzma.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Fred Agabashian could not convert this into a win.
Agabashian was forced to retire in lap 71 due to: Turbo.

The race in United States of America was round 2 of 8 of the 1952 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 200 3:52:41.88 8
2 200 +4:02.33 6
3 200 +6:11.61 4
4 200 +6:48.34 3
5 200 +8:40.15 2
6 200 +9:24.32 0
7 200 +10:35.24 0
8 200 +12:00.61 0
9 200 +12:23.76 0
10 200 +13:37.78 0
11 200 +14:21.72 0
12 200 +16:05.10 0
13 200 +16:55.65 0
14 200 +18:48.66 0
15 197 +3 Laps 0
16 193 +7 Laps 0
17 191 Steering 1
18 187 +13 Laps 0
19 184 +16 Laps 0
20 184 +16 Laps 0
21 182 +18 Laps 0
162 Oil leak 0
130 Oil pressure 0
93 Oil pressure 0
84 Supercharger 0
77 Differential 0
71 Turbo 0
65 Exhaust 0
49 Transmission 0
41 Supercharger 0
40 Wheel 0
34 Gearbox 0
20 Oil pump 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Fred Agabashian Kurtis Kraft
2 Andy Linden Kurtis Kraft
3 Jack McGrath Kurtis Kraft
4 Duke Nalon Kurtis Kraft
5 Sam Hanks Kurtis Kraft
6 Duane Carter Lesovsky
7 Troy Ruttman Kuzma
8 Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft
9 Cliff Griffith Kurtis Kraft
10 Jim Rathmann Kurtis Kraft
11 Chuck Stevenson Kurtis Kraft
12 Henry Banks Lesovsky
13 George Fonder Sherman
14 George Connor Kurtis Kraft
15 Bill Schindler Stevens
16 Joe James Kurtis Kraft
17 Bobby Ball Stevens
18 Gene Hartley Kurtis Kraft
19 Alberto Ascari Ferrari
20 Art Cross Kurtis Kraft
21 Jimmy Bryan Kurtis Kraft
22 Rodger Ward Kurtis Kraft
23 Jimmy Reece Kurtis Kraft
24 Eddie Johnson Trevis
25 Bob Scott Kurtis Kraft
26 Jim Rigsby Watson
27 Chet Miller Kurtis Kraft
28 Manny Ayulo Lesovsky
29 Travis Webb Bromme
30 Tony Bettenhausen Deidt
31 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Kraft
32 Bob Sweikert Kurtis Kraft
33 Johnny McDowell Kurtis Kraft

1952 Indianapolis 500

The 36th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, May 30, 1952. The event was part of the 1952 AAA National Championship Trail and was also race 2 of 8 in the 1952 World Championship of Drivers.

Troy Ruttman won the race for car owner J. C. Agajanian. Ruttman, aged 22 years and 80 days, set the record for the youngest 500 winner in history. It was also the last dirt track car to win at Indy. Ruttman's win also saw him become the youngest winner of a World Drivers' Championship race, a record he would hold for 51 years until the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix when Spanish driver Fernando Alonso won at the age of 22 years and 26 days.

Bill Vukovich led 150 laps, but with 9 laps to go, he broke a steering linkage while leading. He nursed his car to a stop against the outside wall, preventing other cars from getting involved in the incident.

In the third year that the 500 was included in the World Championship, Ferrari entered the race with Alberto Ascari. The effort gained considerable attention, but Ascari spun out and finished 31st. It was the only World Championship race in 1952 that Ascari entered and did not win.

Fifth place finisher Art Cross was voted the Rookie of the Year. Though at least one rookie starter was in the field every year dating back to 1911, this was the first time the now-popular award was officially designated.


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