Formula 1 1959 Indianapolis 500

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1959-05-30
2
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Rodger Ward
Johnny Thomson

The 1959 Indianapolis 500 was won by Rodger Ward of Watson.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Johnny Thomson could not convert this into a win.

The race in United States of America was round 2 of 9 of the 1959 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 200 3:40:49.20 8
2 200 +0:23.28 6
3 200 +0:50.64 5
4 200 +1:47.09 3
5 200 +2:06.44 2
6 200 +3:16.98 0
7 200 +4:09.92 0
8 200 +4:10.53 0
9 200 +4:11.04 0
10 200 +4:14.48 0
11 200 +5:42.48 0
12 200 +6:09.73 0
13 200 +6:40.40 0
14 200 +6:41.54 0
15 200 +8:19.86 0
16 200 +11:41.69 0
182 Spun off 0
163 Engine 0
162 Accident 0
150 Heat shield fire 0
147 Magneto 0
136 Magneto 0
115 Accident 0
112 Suspension 0
109 Engine 0
85 Magneto 0
47 Fuel leak 0
45 Accident 0
45 Accident 0
45 Accident 0
45 Accident 0
34 Accident 0
1 Engine 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Johnny Thomson Lesovsky
2 Eddie Sachs Kuzma
3 Jim Rathmann Watson
4 Dick Rathmann Watson
5 Bobby Grim Kurtis Kraft
6 Rodger Ward Watson
7 Bob Veith Moore
8 Eddie Johnson Kurtis Kraft
9 Gene Hartley Kuzma
10 Don Branson Phillips
11 Johnny Boyd Epperly
12 Duane Carter Kurtis Kraft
13 Jimmy Daywalt Kurtis Kraft
14 Jack Turner Christensen
15 Tony Bettenhausen Epperly
16 Paul Goldsmith Epperly
17 Anthony Foyt Kuzma
18 Pat Flaherty Watson
19 Jud Larson Kurtis Kraft
20 Jimmy Bryan Epperly
21 Chuck Arnold Kurtis Kraft
22 Len Sutton Lesovsky
23 Al Herman Dunn
24 Bob Christie Kurtis Kraft
25 Don Freeland Kurtis Kraft
26 Red Amick Kurtis Kraft
27 Paul Russo Kurtis Kraft
28 Al Keller Kuzma
29 Chuck Weyant Kurtis Kraft
30 Bill Cheesbourg Kuzma
31 Mike Magill Sutton
32 Ray Crawford Elder
33 Jim McWithey Kurtis Kraft

1959 Indianapolis 500

The 43rd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 30, 1959. The event was part of the 1959 USAC National Championship Trail and was also race 2 of 9 in the 1959 World Championship of Drivers.

Rodger Ward won the first of two career Indy 500 victories. A record sixteen cars completed the full 500 miles.

All cars were required to have roll bars for the first time.


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