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Rodger M. Ward (born January 10, 1921 in Beloit, Kansas – died July 5, 2004 in Anaheim, California) was a United States racing driver who won the Indianapolis 500 twice (in 1959 and 1962), once as a round of the Formula One World Championship.

Ward was one of the few Indianapolis drivers to also enter one of the road race Grands Prix when he brought his Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser to Sebring for the 1959 United States Grand Prix. He qualified last, 43.8 seconds behind polesitter Stirling Moss, and retired after 20 laps with a fading clutch.


Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1951 Deck Manufacturing Bromme-Offenhauser 0 NC
1952 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1953 M. A. Walker Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1954 Dr. Sabourin Pawl-Offenhauser 0 NC
1955 Aristo Blue Kuzma-Offenhauser 0 NC
1956 Filter Queen Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1957 Wolcott Fuel Injection Lesovsky-Offenhauser 0 NC
1958 Wolcott Lesovsky-Offenhauser 0 NC
1959 Leader Card 500
Leader Cards Inc
Watson-Offenhauser 8 10th Report
Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
1960 Leader Card 500 Watson-Offenhauser 6 12th
1961 No Formula One appearances
1962
1963 Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM 0 NC

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 12
Starts 12
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 1
Race Wins 1
Podiums 2
Fastest laps 0
Points 14
Laps Raced 1244
Distance Raced 5077 km
Races Led 2
Laps Led 188
Distance Led 756 km

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1959 Indianapolis 500

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
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
Ret
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 0 NC
Ret
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
Ret
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
Ret
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 8 10th
1st Ret
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 6 12th
2nd
1961 Did not compete in any F1 races
1962
1963 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 0 NC
Ret


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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