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Driver

Jim Rathmann

 
Details
Full NameJames Rathmann
Date of BirthMonday 16 July 1928
Date of DeathWednesday 23 November 2011
Age of Death83 years, 4 months, 7 days
Born
Valparaiso
Indiana
USA
F1 Career
Active Years1950, 1952 - 1960
Races Contested10
Average ClassificationMedian: 5, Mean: 8.00 (Standard deviation: 7.51)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 20, Mean: 17.33 (Standard deviation: 10.85)
Fastest Laps2
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 1, Mean: 1.00 (Standard deviation: 0.00)
Races Led5
Laps Led145
Race Distance Led583 km
Debut1950 Indianapolis 500
Maiden Win1960 Indianapolis 500
Last Race1960 Indianapolis 500
Drivers' Championships
1950 - Not Classified
1952 - 10th   
(6 points)
1953 - Not Classified
1954 - Not Classified
1955 - Not Classified
  
1956 - Not Classified
1957 - 10th   
(7 points)
1958 - 21st   
(2 points)
1959 - 11th   
(6 points)
1960 - 8th   
(8 points)
Total Points Scored29
Records
Records Held Today1. Most 24th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
2. Most 24th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
3. Most 28th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500
Records Held At Retirement1. Most 24th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
2. Most 24th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
3. Most 28th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
4. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
5. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500
Records Ever Broken1. Most 24th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
2. Highest 24th Place Finish Ratio (100.00%) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
3. Most 24th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
4. Most 28th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
5. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Indianapolis 500,
6. Most 28th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
7. Most 28th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500
Family
BrotherDick Rathmann

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
Eddie Johnson
1
1953
Sam Hanks
2
1954
Jimmy Davies
2
1954
Pat Flaherty
1
1954
Art Cross
1
1954
Johnnie Parsons
1
1954
Andy Linden
1
1954
Team RacesYears
John Lorenz
1
1950
Grancor Auto Specialists
1
1952
Ernest L Ruiz
1
1953
Ed Walsh
1
1954
South California Muffler Co
1
1955
Lindsey Hopkins
4
1956 - 1959
Ken-Paul Inc
1
1960
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Wetteroth
1
1950
Kurtis Kraft
4
1952 - 1954, 1956
Epperly
3
1955, 1957 - 1958
Watson
2
1959 - 1960
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Offenhauser
10
1950, 1952 - 1960
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Firestone
10
1950, 1952 - 1960
EntrantRacesYears
John Lorenz
1
1950
Grancor Auto Specialists
1
1952
Ernest L. Ruiz
1
1953
Ed Walsh
1
1954
South California Muffler Co
1
1955
Lindsey Hopkins
4
1956 - 1959
Ken-Paul Inc
1
1960
Car ModelRacesYears
Wetteroth
1
1950
Kurtis Kraft 3000
1
1952
Kurtis Kraft 500B
1
1953
Kurtis Kraft 4000
1
1954
Epperly
3
1955, 1957 - 1958
Kurtis Kraft 500C
1
1956
Watson
2
1959 - 1960
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 76
1
1950
Car 59
1
1952
Car 2
2
1953, 1958
Car 1
1
1954
Car 33
1
1955
Car 24
1
1956
Car 26
1
1957
Car 16
1
1959
Car 4
1
1960

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