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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.

CareerEdit

Before Formula OneEdit

1950Edit

1952Edit

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1958Edit

1959Edit

1960Edit

After RetirementEdit

DeathEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

F1 Career RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team Pts WDC Pos.
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
1954 Bardahl Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1955 Belond Miracle Power Epperly-Offenhauser 0 NC
1956 Hopkins Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1957 Chiropractic Epperly-Offenhauser 7 10th
1958 Leader Card 500 Roadster Epperly-Offenhauser 2 21st
1959 Simoniz Watson-Offenhauser 6 11th
1960 Ken-Paul Watson-Offenhauser 8 8th

StatisticsEdit

Entries 10
Starts 12
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 2
Race Wins 1
Podiums 4
Fastest laps 2
Points 29
Laps Raced 1774
Distance Raced 7137 km
Races Led 5
Laps Led 147
Distance Led 591 km

WinsEdit

No. Race
1 1960 Indianapolis 500

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Switzerland Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of Italy 0 NC
24th
1952 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy 6 10th
2nd
1953 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy 0 NC
7th
1954 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
28th
1955 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
14th C C C C
1956 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy 0 NC
20th
1957 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Abruzzo bandiera Flag of Italy 7 10th
2nd
1958 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Morocco 2 21st
5th
1959 Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars 6 11th
2nd
1960 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco US flag 49 stars Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 8 8th
1st


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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