Formula 1 1953 Indianapolis 500

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1953-05-30
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Bill Vukovich
Bill Vukovich

The 1953 Indianapolis 500 was won by Bill Vukovich of Kurtis Kraft.

The race in United States of America was round 2 of 9 of the 1953 season.


lives lost / deaths

This event took the lives of the following driver(s).

Carl Scarborough Kurtis Kraft 1953-05-30
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 200 3:53:01.69 9
2 200 +3:30.87 6
3 200 +4:11.50 2
3 200 +4:11.50 2
5 200 +7:49.64 2
4 200 +4:39.24 1.5
4 200 +4:39.24 1.5
6 200 +8:10.21 0
7 200 +8:46.02 0
8 200 +10:04.55 0
9 196 Accident 0
9 196 Accident 0
10 193 +7 Laps 0
11 191 Accident 0
12 190 +10 Laps 0
12 190 +10 Laps 0
13 184 Engine 0
14 183 +17 Laps 0
15 177 Magneto 0
15 177 Magneto 0
16 177 Axle 0
16 177 Axle 0
17 176 +24 Laps 0
17 176 +24 Laps 0
169 Oil leak 0
166 Oil leak 0
166 Oil leak 0
166 Oil leak 0
151 Suspension 0
146 Transmission 0
115 Accident 0
107 Overheating 0
107 Overheating 0
107 Overheating 0
86 Engine 0
76 Accident 0
30 Magneto 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft
2 Fred Agabashian Kurtis Kraft
2 Paul Russo Kurtis Kraft
3 Jack McGrath Kurtis Kraft
4 Manny Ayulo Kuzma
6 Tony Bettenhausen Kuzma
6 Gene Hartley Kuzma
7 Chuck Stevenson Kurtis Kraft
7 Andy Linden Kurtis Kraft
7 Jerry Hoyt Kurtis Kraft
8 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Kraft
9 Duane Carter Kurtis Kraft
9 Sam Hanks Kurtis Kraft
10 Duke Dinsmore Kurtis Kraft
10 Rodger Ward Kurtis Kraft
12 Art Cross Kurtis Kraft
14 Walt Faulkner Kurtis Kraft
14 Johnny Mantz Kurtis Kraft
15 Don Freeland Watson
18 Jackie Holmes Kurtis Kraft
18 Travis Webb Kurtis Kraft
18 Johnny Thomson Kurtis Kraft
19 Bob Scott Kurtis Kraft
19 Carl Scarborough Kurtis Kraft
20 Ernie McCoy Stevens
21 Jimmy Daywalt Kurtis Kraft
22 Marshall Teague Kurtis Kraft
23 Mike Nazaruk Turner
24 Pat Flaherty Kuzma
25 Eddie Johnson Kurtis Kraft
26 Duke Nalon Kurtis Kraft
28 Jim Rathmann Kurtis Kraft
28 Bill Holland Kurtis Kraft
29 Bob Sweikert Kuzma
30 Cal Niday Kurtis Kraft
31 Jimmy Bryan Schroeder
32 Jimmy Davies Kurtis Kraft

1953 Indianapolis 500

The 37th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 30, 1953. The event was part of the 1953 AAA National Championship Trail, and was race 2 of 9 in the 1953 World Championship of Drivers.

Bill Vukovich, after falling short a year before, earned the first of two consecutive Indy 500 victories. With the temperature in the high 90s (°F), and the track temperature exceeding 130 °F (54 °C), this race is often known as the "Hottest 500." Driver Carl Scarborough dropped out the race, and later died at the infield hospital due to heat prostration.

Due to the extreme heat conditions, several drivers in the field required relief drivers, and some relief drivers even required additional relief. Vukovich, however, as well as second-place finisher Art Cross, both ran the full 500 miles solo.


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