Royal Richard "Jim"" Rathmann (July 16, 1928 - November 23, 2011) was an American racing driver, who completed all but one of the Indianapolis 500s when it was part of the Formula One World championship.

Rathmann and his older brother strangely swapped first names as teenagers. The younger Rathmann wanted to start racing, but was underage. So he borrowed his brother's ID, and became "Jim", while his older brother became "Dick". The change was intended to be temporary, but stuck for life.

Jim Rathmann won the last Indy 500 to be held on the F1 calendar in 1960.

Career[edit | edit source]

Before Formula One[edit | edit source]

1950[edit | edit source]

1952[edit | edit source]

1953[edit | edit source]

1954[edit | edit source]

1955[edit | edit source]

1956[edit | edit source]

1957[edit | edit source]

1958[edit | edit source]

1959[edit | edit source]

1960[edit | edit source]

After Retirement[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

F1 Career Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team Pts WDC Pos.
1950 Pioneer Auto Repair Wetteroth-Offenhauser 0 NC
1952 Grancor-Wynn's Oil Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 6 10th
1953 Travelon Trailer Kurtis Kraft-Cummins 0 NC
1954 Bardahl Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1955 Belond Miracle Power Epperly-Offenhauser 0 NC
1956 Hopkins Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1957 Chiropractic Epperly-Offenhauser 7 10th
1958 Leader Card 500 Roadster Epperly-Offenhauser 2 21st
1959 Simoniz Watson-Offenhauser 6 11th
1960 Ken-Paul Watson-Offenhauser 8 8th

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 10
Starts 12
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 2
Race Wins 1
Podiums 4
Fastest laps 2
Points 29
Laps Raced 1774
Distance Raced 7137 km (4435 mi)
Races Led 5
Laps Led 147
Distance Led 591 km (367 mi)

Wins[edit | edit source]

No. Race
1 1960 Indianapolis 500

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
24th
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 6 10th
2nd
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
7th
1954 Flag of Argentina.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 Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg link 0 NC
28th
1955 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 0 NC
14th C C C C
1956 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.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 0 NC
20th
1957 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Abruzzo bandiera.svg Flag of Italy.svg 7 10th
2nd
1958 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.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 Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Morocco.svg 2 21st
5th
1959 Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg US flag 49 stars.svg 6 11th
2nd
1960 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg US flag 49 stars.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 8 8th
1st


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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