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Driver

Johnny Thomson

 
Details
Full NameJohn Thomson
Date of BirthSunday 9 April 1922
Date of DeathSaturday 24 September 1960
Age of Death38 years, 5 months, 15 days
Born
Lowell
Massachusetts
USA
F1 Career
Active Years1953 - 1960
Races Contested
8  
Wins0
2nd Places0
3rd Places1
4th Places1
5th Places1
6th Places0
Average ClassificationMedian: 4.5, Mean: 6.00, Standard deviation: 1.77
Retirements5
Disqualifications0
Failures to qualify0
Pole Positions1
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 18, Mean: 17.44, Standard deviation: 3.51
Fastest Laps1
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 1, Mean: 1.00, Standard deviation: 0.00
Races Led3
Laps Led55
Race Distance Led221 km
Debut1953 Indianapolis 500
Last Race1960 Indianapolis 500
Drivers' Championships
1953 - Not Classified
1954 - Not Classified
1955 - 17th   
(3 points)
1956 - Not Classified
  
1957 - Not Classified
1958 - Not Classified
1959 - 12th   
(5 points)
1960 - 23rd   
(2 points)
Total Points Scored10
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At Retirement1. Most 33rd Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
2. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500
Records Ever Broken1. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
2. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
3. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
4. Most 33rd Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
5. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
6. Fastest Fastest Lap Speed (234.032) – set at 1959 Indianapolis 500,
7. Fastest Fastest Lap Time (1'01.890) – set at 1959 Indianapolis 500

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
Ed Elisian
1
1954
Bob Scott
1
1954
Andy Linden
1
1954
Bill Homeier
1
1954
Don Freeland
1
1960
Team RacesYears
R N Sabourin
1
1953
H A Chapman
1
1954
Peter Schmidt
2
1955 - 1956
Racing Associates
4
1957 - 1960
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Del Roy
1
1953
Nichels
1
1954
Kuzma
3
1955 - 1957
Kurtis Kraft
1
1958
Lesovsky
2
1959 - 1960
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Offenhauser
8
1953 - 1960
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Firestone
8
1953 - 1960
EntrantRacesYears
R.N. Sabourin
1
1953
H.A. Chapman
1
1954
Peter Schmidt
2
1955 - 1956
Racing Associates
4
1957 - 1960
Car ModelRacesYears
Del Roy
1
1953
Nichels
1
1954
Kuzma
3
1955 - 1957
Kurtis Kraft
1
1958
Lesovsky
2
1959 - 1960
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 56
1
1953
Car 43
1
1954
Car 44
1
1955
Car 88
1
1956
Car 10
1
1957
Car 7
1
1958
Car 3
2
1959 - 1960

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