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.|
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||679.887 km (422 mi)|
Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|1952: Did not compete|
|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]
- Shared drive
- Driver died during race