Robert K. "Bobby" Ball (August 26, 1925, Phoenix, Arizona – February 27, 1954, Phoenix) was a United States race driver. He ran in the Indianapolis 500 twice, recording a fifth place in his first 500 in 1951.

In early 1953, Ball was running in a sprint car race in Los Angeles when he suffered severe head injuries in an accident. He remained in a coma for 14 months, before dying of an infection.

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1951 Blakely Oil Schroeder-Offenhauser 2 19th Report
1952 Ansted Rotary Stevens-Offenhauser 0 NC Report

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1951 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 2 19th
5th
1952 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
32nd


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols
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