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Formula 1

Driver Information

nationality
American
birthday
13 Jul 1914
hometown
Columbus, Ohio
died
27 Jun 1994
Pacific Palisades, California
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Driver Information

nationality
American
birthday
13 Jul 1914
hometown
Columbus, Ohio
died
27 Jun 1994
Pacific Palisades, California
helmet

Competitors

Career Overview

year
series
team
points
position
1957
Bill Stroppe
0
3rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1957 Mercury
10
3
5
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
10
3
5
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Salih
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
1
1
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
0
8
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Salih (Offenhauser)
1
1
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
1000
year
series
team
points
position
1956
Bill Stroppe
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1956 Mercury
6
2
4
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
6
2
4
1
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis Kraft 500C
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
6
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
1
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
800
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis Kraft
Buick 5420cc
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis KK500C
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
1
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis KK4000
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1954
Ed Walsh, Dr. Sabourin, Belanger Motors
858.5
8th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Pawl (Offenhauser)
Pawl D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)
9
1
3
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
9
1
3
1
858.5
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis Kraft 4000
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
2
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
11
2
6
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
11
2
6
0
1659.5
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis Kraft 3000
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
4
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 3000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
9
0
4
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
9
0
4
0
1390
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis Kraft 3000
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1951
Peter Schmidt, Shaheen, Gdula
421.4
16th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 3000 (Offenhauser)
Hill (Offenhauser)
Gdula (Offenhauser)
5
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
1
0
421.4
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis Kraft 2000
Offenhauser 4.5
Firestone
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1950
Milt Marion Engineering, Russo-Nichels
240
23rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 2000 (Offenhauser)
Russo/Nichels (Offenhauser)
2
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
1
0
240
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
2
1
2
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
1
2
0
year
series
team
points
position
1949
Milt Marion Engineering
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis 2000 (Offenhauser)
1
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Adams (Sparks SC)
1
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Stevens (Sampson SC)
1
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Kurtis (Offenhauser)
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Weil (Duray SC)
1
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
year
type
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest lap
1957
Racing
12
5
7
1
0
1956
Racing
8
2
6
1
0
1955
Racing
2
0
0
0
0
1954
Racing
9
1
3
1
0
1953
Racing
12
2
7
0
0
1952
Racing
9
0
4
0
0
1951
Racing
8
0
1
0
0
1950
Racing
3
0
1
0
0
1949
Racing
3
1
2
0
?
1948
Racing
2
0
0
0
0
1946
Racing
1
0
0
0
?
1941
Racing
0
0
0
0
?
1940
Racing
1
0
0
0
?

Racing Highlights

year
series
position
1957
USAC Stock Car Series
3rd
1953
AAA National Championship - Indy Car
1st
1952
AAA National Championship - Indy Car
3rd

DriverDB Top 100

pos
driver
championship
points
change
01
Formula 1
2206.5
+1.9
02
Formula 1
2127.65
-3.2
03
Formula 1
2035.45
+1.2
04
Formula 1
2025.65
+2.2
05
British GT Championship - GT3
2005.35
-2
06
Formula 1
1995.2
+3
07
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
1990.85
+0.6
+1
08
Formula 1
1948.5
+2.4
+2
09
IndyCar
1946.35
+5.4
-2
10
Intercontinental GT Challenge
1946.35
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