Royal Richard "Jim"" Rathmann (July 16, 1928 - November 23, 2011) was an American racing driver, who completed all but one of the Indianapolis 500s when it was part of the Formula One World championship.
Rathmann and his older brother strangely swapped first names as teenagers. The younger Rathmann wanted to start racing, but was underage. So he borrowed his brother's ID, and became "Jim", while his older brother became "Dick". The change was intended to be temporary, but stuck for life.
Jim Rathmann won the last Indy 500 to be held on the F1 calendar in 1960.
Before Formula OneEdit
Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit
F1 Career RecordEdit
|1950||Pioneer Auto Repair||Wetteroth-Offenhauser||0||NC|
|1952||Grancor-Wynn's Oil||Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser||6||10th|
|1953||Travelon Trailer||Kurtis Kraft-Cummins||0||NC|
|1955||Belond Miracle Power||Epperly-Offenhauser||0||NC|
|1958||Leader Card 500 Roadster||Epperly-Offenhauser||2||21st|
|Front Row Starts||2|
|Distance Raced||7137 km|
|Distance Led||591 km|
|1||1960 Indianapolis 500|
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|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
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