Formula 1 1960 Indianapolis 500

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1960-05-30
3
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jim Rathmann
Eddie Sachs

The 1960 Indianapolis 500 was won by Jim Rathmann of Watson.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Eddie Sachs could not convert this into a win.
Sachs was forced to retire in lap 132 due to: Magneto.

The race in United States of America was round 3 of 10 of the 1960 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 200 3:36:11.36 8
2 200 +0:12.75 6
3 200 +3:07.30 4
4 200 +3:07.98 3
5 200 +3:11.35 2
6 200 +4:10.61 1
7 200 +4:25.59 0
8 200 +5:17.48 0
9 200 +8:19.91 0
10 200 +8:40.28 0
11 200 +11:10.58 0
12 200 +11:17.20 0
13 200 +12:10.71 0
14 196 +4 Laps 0
15 196 +4 Laps 0
16 194 +6 Laps 0
17 191 Clutch 0
18 185 Engine 0
19 152 Fuel system 0
20 134 Axle 0
21 132 Magneto 0
22 129 Magneto 0
23 125 Engine 0
24 103 Accident 0
25 90 Clutch 0
26 90 Accident 0
27 77 Engine 0
28 74 Brakes 0
29 60 Brakes 0
30 47 Engine 0
31 42 Brakes 0
32 34 Clutch 0
33 11 Magneto 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Eddie Sachs Ewing
2 Jim Rathmann Watson
3 Rodger Ward Watson
4 Dick Rathmann Watson
5 Len Sutton Watson
6 Troy Ruttman Watson
7 Eddie Johnson Trevis
8 Don Branson Phillips
9 Chuck Stevenson Watson
10 Jimmy Bryan Epperly
11 Don Freeland Kurtis Kraft
12 Lloyd Ruby Watson
13 Johnny Boyd Epperly
14 Bob Christie Kurtis Kraft
15 Wayne Weiler Epperly
16 Anthony Foyt Kurtis Kraft
17 Johnny Thomson Lesovsky
18 Tony Bettenhausen Watson
19 Shorty Templeman Kurtis Kraft
20 Gene Force Kurtis Kraft
21 Bobby Grim Meskowski
22 Red Amick Epperly
23 Jim Hurtubise Christensen
24 Gene Hartley Kurtis Kraft
25 Bob Veith Meskowski
26 Paul Goldsmith Epperly
27 Duane Carter Kuzma
28 Bud Tingelstad Trevis
29 Eddie Russo Kurtis Kraft
30 Al Herman Ewing
31 Bill Homeier Kuzma
32 Jim McWithey Epperly
33 Dempsey Wilson Kurtis Kraft

1960 Indianapolis 500

The 44th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Monday, May 30, 1960. The event was part of the 1960 USAC National Championship Trail and was also race 3 of 10 in the 1960 World Championship of Drivers. It would be the final time World Championship points would be awarded at the Indy 500.

Often regarded as the greatest two-man duel in Indianapolis 500 history, the 1960 race saw a then-record 29 lead changes (a record that stood until 2012). Jim Rathmann and Rodger Ward battled out nearly the entire second half. Rathmann took the lead for good on lap 197 after Ward was forced to slow down with a worn out tire. Rathmann's margin of victory of 12.75 seconds was the second-closest finish in Indy history at the time.

The inaugural 500 Festival Open Invitation was held at the Speedway Golf Course in the four days leading up to the race.


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