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Johnnie Parsons (born July 4, 1918 in Los Angeles, California – died September 8, 1984 in Van Nuys, California) was a United States driver who took part in the AAA Championships, winning it in 1949 and winning the famous Indianapolis 500 in 1950.

His nine World Championship starts all came at the Indy 500 events as during early GP seasons, these counted towards the Formula One World Championship.

Formula One CareerEdit

1950 3 Parsons

Parson's 1950 Indy winning car

In 1950, Parsons won the shortened Indianapolis 500, setting fastest lap[1] in the process thus scoring nine Formula One World Championship points.

Parsons would race at every 500 from 19501958, his best finish other than 1950 being a fourth place finish at the 1956 event giving him a further three World Championship points.


Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1950 Wynn's Friction / Kurtis-Kraft Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 9 6th
1951 Wynn's Friction Proofing / Walsh Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1952 Jim Robbins Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1953 Belond Equa-Flow Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1954 Belond Equa-Flow / Calif. Muffler Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1955 Trio Brass Foundry / Anderson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1956 J.C. Agajanian Kuzma-Offenhauser 3 18th
1957 Sumar/Chapman Root Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1958 Fred Gerhardt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 9
Starts 9
Shared drives 1
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 1
Points 12
Laps Raced 1326
Distance Raced 5334.498 km
Races Led 2
Laps Led 131
Distance Led 527.013 km

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
11950 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 9 6th
1st
1951 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
Ret
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 0 NC
10th
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
Ret
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
Ret
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
Ret 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 3 18th
4th
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 0 NC
16th
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 0 NC
12th


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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NotesEdit

  1. This was, in fact, the fastest leading lap, not the fastest lap of all the drivers. Only leading laps was recorded and considered for the fastest lap points, and Parsons obtained the one point for the fastest lap.
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1950 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa Romeo • Maserati • ERA • Talbot-Lago • Alta • Cooper • Simca • Ferrari • Milano • SVA
Engines Alfa Romeo • Maserati • ERA • Talbot • Alta • JAP • Gordini • Ferrari • Milano • Speluzzi • Jaguar
Non-works Entrants Scuderia Ambrosiana • T.A.S.O. Mathieson • Peter Walker • Joe Fry • Bob Gerard • Ecurie Belge • Enrico Platé • Joe Kelly • Geoffrey Crossley • Scuderia Achille Varzi • Horshell Racing Corporation • Philippe Étancelin • Ecurie Rosier • Cuth Harrison • Peter Whitehead • Ecurie Bleue • Raymond Sommer • Ecurie Lutetia • Antonio Branca • Charles Pozzi • Clemente Biodetti • Paul Pietsch • Guy Mairesse • Pierre Levegh
Drivers Fangio • Farina • Fagioli • Parnell • Sanesi • Taruffi • Murray • Hampshire • Johnson • Walker • Rolt • Fry • Shawe-Taylor • Harrison • Gerard • Giraud-Cabantous • Rosier • Étancelin • Martin • Levegh • Sommer • Claes • Chiron • Rol • De Graffenried • B. Bira • Crossley • González • Pián • Pagani • Branca • Schell • Manzon • Trintignant • Chaboud • Pozzi • Biondetti • Pietsch • Mairesse
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