Formula 1 World Championship 1959 Round 02 Indianapolis 500

The 1959 Indianapolis 500 was Round 2 of the 1959 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, United States on Sunday, 30 May 1959. Johnny Thomson started on pole position in a Lesovsky Offenhauser and Rodger Ward was the race winner in a Watson Offenhauser.

1959 Indianapolis 500 Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredTimeGapIntervalBest LapLapPoints
15Rodger WardUnited StatesWatson OffenhauserFirestone2003:40:49.2003:40:49.200--8
216Jim RathmannUnited StatesWatson OffenhauserFirestone200+23.2773:41:12.480+23.280+23.2806
33Johnny ThomsonUnited StatesLesovsky OffenhauserFirestone2003:41:39.840+50.640+27.3601:01.890645
41Tony BettenhausenUnited StatesEpperly OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:42:36.290+1:47.090+56.4503
599Paul GoldsmithUnited StatesEpperly OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:42:55.640+2:06.440+19.3502
633Johnny BoydUnited StatesEpperly OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:44:06.180+3:16.980+1:10.540
737Duane CarterUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:44:59.120+4:09.920+52.940
819Eddie JohnsonUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:44:59.730+4:10.530+0.610
945Paul RussoUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:45:00.240+4:11.040+0.510
1010A.J. FoytUnited StatesKuzma OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:45:03.680+4:14.480+3.440
1188Gene HartleyUnited StatesKuzma OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:46:31.680+5:42.480+1:28.000
1274Bob VeithUnited StatesMoore OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:46:58.930+6:09.730+27.250
1389Al HermanUnited StatesDunn OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:47:29.600+6:40.400+30.670
1466Jimmy DaywaltUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:47:30.740+6:41.540+1.140
1571Chuck ArnoldUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:49:09.060+8:19.860+1:38.320
1658Jim McWitheyUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone200+0 lap3:52:30.890+11:41.690+3:21.830
DNF44Eddie SachsUnited StatesKuzma OffenhauserFirestone182DNF
DNF57Al KellerUnited StatesKuzma OffenhauserFirestone163DNF
DNF64Pat FlahertyUnited StatesWatson OffenhauserFirestone162DNF
DNF73Dick RathmannUnited StatesWatson OffenhauserFirestone150DNF
DNF53Bill CheesbourgUnited StatesKuzma OffenhauserFirestone147DNF
DNF15Don FreelandUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone136DNF
DNF49Ray CrawfordUnited StatesElder OffenhauserFirestone115DNF
DNF9Don BransonUnited StatesPhillips OffenhauserFirestone112DNF
DNF65Bob ChristieUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone109DNF
DNF48Bobby GrimUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone85DNF
DNF24Jack TurnerUnited StatesChristensen OffenhauserFirestone47DNF
DNF47Chuck WeyantUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone45DNF
DNF7Jud LarsonUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone45DNF
DNF77Mike MagillUnited StatesSutton OffenhauserFirestone45DNF
DNF87Red AmickUnited StatesKurtis Kraft OffenhauserFirestone45DNF
DNF8Len SuttonUnited StatesLesovsky OffenhauserFirestone34DNF
DNF6Jimmy BryanUnited StatesEpperly OffenhauserFirestone1DNF