Indianapolis F1 Grand Prix
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Indianapolis F1 Grand Prix

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Winners

The winner started from pole in 8 racess. In 2 occasions of them the driver has had the fastest lap. In 1957 Sam Hanks won the race after he started from position 13 (the lowest).

Consecutively wins: (4) Michael Schumacher (2) Bill Vukovich

Top drivers : Michael Schumacher (5); Bill Vukovich (2); Pat Flaherty (1);

Top teams : Ferrari (6); Watson (3); Kurtis (3);

Pole positions

Top drivers at grid Michael Schumacher (4); Bill Vukovich (2); Jarno Trulli (1);

Consecutively poles: (3) Michael Schumacher (2) Bill Vukovich

In 1951 Andy Linden started the race from position 31 and finish on 4 (best jump).The worst finish was set by Tony Bettenhausen Sr. in 1950 when he started from 8 and finish on 31.

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Fastest laps

SeasonDriverFastest lap
1959 Johnny Thomson 1:01.890
1956 Paul Russo 1:02.320
1958 Tony Bettenhausen Sr. 1:02.370
1957 Jim Rathmann 1:02.750
1955 Bill Vukovich 1:03.670

clossest time difference between 1st and 2nd position

1st placeDifference2nd placeDate
Rubens Barrichello Ferrari -00:00.011 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 29 Sep 2002
Lewis Hamilton McLaren -00:01.500 Fernando Alonso McLaren 17 Jun 2007
Michael Schumacher Ferrari -00:01.522 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 19 Jun 2005
Michael Schumacher Ferrari -00:02.956 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 20 Jun 2004
Michael Schumacher Ferrari -00:07.984 Felipe Massa Ferrari 2 Jul 2006

bigest time difference between 1st and 2nd position

1st placeDifference2nd placeDate
Johnnie Parsons Kurtis -1 lap Bill Holland Moore 30 May 1950
Troy Ruttman JC Agajanian -04:02.330 Jim Rathmann Grancor Auto Specialists 30 May 1952
Bill Vukovich Howard Keck -03:30.870 Art Cross Bessie Lee Paoli 30 May 1953
Bob Sweikert Kurtis -02:43.958 Paul Russo Kurtis 30 May 1955
Bob Sweikert Kurtis -02:43.958 Tony Bettenhausen Sr. Kurtis 30 May 1955

F1 seasons

Season Winner Pole position
2007 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Lewis Hamilton McLaren
2006 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2005 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Jarno Trulli Toyota
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
2003 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen McLaren
2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2001 Mika Hakkinen McLaren Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Michael Schumacher Ferrari
1960 Jim Rathmann Watson Eddie Sachs Ewing
1959 Rodger Ward Watson Rodger Ward Watson
1958 Jimmy Bryan Salih Dick Rathmann Watson
1957 Sam Hanks Salih
1956 Pat Flaherty Watson Pat Flaherty Watson
1955 Bob Sweikert Kurtis Bob Sweikert Kurtis
1954 Bill Vukovich Kurtis Bill Vukovich Kurtis
1953 Bill Vukovich Howard Keck Bill Vukovich Howard Keck
1952 Troy Ruttman JC Agajanian Freddie Agabashian Cummins Engine Co
1951 Lee Wallard Murrell Belanger Duke Nalon Jean Marcenac
1950 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Walt Faulkner JC Agajanian