Carl Scarborough (born July 3, 1914 in Benton, Illinois - died May 30, 1953 in Speedway, Indiana) was an American racing driver who contested two Indianapolis 500 races in 1951 and 1953. In the first of these, Scarborough retired with a broken axle having set the 4th best time in qualifying.

In the 1953 event, several drivers had to be relieved by a substitute during the race, due to very high temperatures on raceday. Among these was Scarborough who was suffering severe heat exhaustion and a body temperature of 104°F (40°C). After being relieved by Bob Scott, Scarborough was taken to the in-field medical center where he died. The car was later brought home by Scott in 12th.

The death of Scarborough was the second fatality of the event, after Indy veteran, Chet Miller, was killed in an accident in a pre-race practice session.

Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1951 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1953 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 2
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 169
Distance Raced 679.887 km (422 mi)
Races Led 0

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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 0 NC
1952: Did not compete
1953 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Shared drive
  2. Driver died during race
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