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Driver

Paul Russo

 
Details
Date of BirthFriday 10 April 1914
Date of DeathFriday 23 July 1976
Age of Death62 years, 3 months, 13 days
Born
Kenosha
Wisconsin
USA
F1 Career
Active Years1950, 1953 - 1959
Races Contested
8  
Wins0
2nd Places1
3rd Places0
4th Places2
5th Places0
6th Places0
Average ClassificationMedian: 6, Mean: 6.00, Standard deviation: 1.13
Retirements3
Disqualifications0
Failures to qualify0
Pole Positions0
Highest Qualifying Position2nd
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 14, Mean: 14.56, Standard deviation: 3.27
Fastest Laps1
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 1, Mean: 1.00, Standard deviation: 0.00
Races Led2
Laps Led25
Race Distance Led101 km
Debut1950 Indianapolis 500
Last Race1959 Indianapolis 500
Drivers' Championships
1950 - Not Classified
1953 - 18th   
(1.5 points)
1954 - Not Classified
1955 - 13th   
(3 points)
  
1956 - 27th   
(1 point)
1957 - 17th   
(3 points)
1958 - Not Classified
1959 - Not Classified
Total Points Scored8.5
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At RetirementNone
Records Ever Broken1. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
2. Most 9th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
3. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
4. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
5. Most 9th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
6. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Indianapolis 500,
7. Most 32nd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
8. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
9. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Indianapolis 500,
10. Most 32nd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
11. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
12. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1955 Indianapolis 500,
13. Fastest Fastest Lap Speed (232.417) – set at 1956 Indianapolis 500,
14. Fastest Fastest Lap Time (1'02.320) – set at 1956 Indianapolis 500

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
Gene Hartley
1
1953
Jerry Hoyt
1
1954
Tony Bettenhausen
2
1955, 1957
Bill Cheesbourg
1
1958
Team RacesYears
Paul Russo & Ray Nichels
1
1950
Federal Auto Associates
1
1953
Hoosier Racing Team
1
1954
H A Chapman
1
1955
Novi Racing Corp
3
1956 - 1958
Fred Gerhardt
1
1959
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Nichels
1
1950
Kurtis Kraft
7
1953 - 1959
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Offenhauser
5
1950, 1953 - 1955, 1959
Novi
3
1956 - 1958
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Firestone
8
1950, 1953 - 1959
EntrantRacesYears
Paul Russo & Ray Nichels
1
1950
Federal Auto Associates
1
1953
Hoosier Racing Team
1
1954
H.A. Chapman
1
1955
Novi Racing Corp
3
1956 - 1958
Fred Gerhardt
1
1959
Car ModelRacesYears
Nichels
1
1950
Kurtis Kraft 3000
1
1953
Kurtis Kraft 500A
1
1954
Kurtis Kraft 500C
1
1955
Kurtis Kraft
3
1956 - 1958
Kurtis Kraft 500G
1
1959
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 7
2
1950, 1953
Car 5
1
1954
Car 10
1
1955
Car 29
1
1956
Car 54
1
1957
Car 15
1
1958
Car 45
1
1959

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