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Leland "Lee" Wallard (September 7, 1910 - November 29, 1963) was an American racing driver who won the 1951 Indianapolis 500. In a race that saw only eight cars finish, Wallard led 159 of the 200 laps, despite driving a car that was turned down by Tony Bettenhausen in practice. During the race, the car suffered from overheating brakes and broken exhaust pipes and shock absorber. Wallard was also the first driver to ever finish the race in less than four hours.

Four days later, Wallace suffered severe burns in a sprint car race in Reading, Pennsylvania. He spent six months in the hospital, and required 37 skin grafts. He found that he could no longer drive a race car as well as before, and after several attempts to recapture the old glory, retired to open a diner.

Wallard died of a heart attack at age 53.

Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit


Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1950 Blue Crown Spark Plug Moore-Offenhauser 0 NC
1951 Belanger Motors Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 9 7th
1952 did not compete
1953
1954 Belanger Motors Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 3
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 1
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 1
Points 9
Laps Raced 336
Distance Raced 1351.728 km
Races Led 1
Laps Led 159
Distance Led 639.657 km
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1951 Indianapolis 500

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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
6th
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 9 7th
1st
1952
1953
did not compete
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
DNQ


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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v · t · e Teams and Drivers
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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