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James Ernest "Jimmy" Bryan (born January 28, 1926 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States – died June 19, 1960 at Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States) was an American racing driver who competed in the Indianapolis 500 during the 1950s when it was a part of the Formula One World Championship, most notably winning the 1958 Indianapolis 500. He was a three-time AAA/USAC champion.

Bryan died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash at Langhorne Speedway in Pennsylvania, on the same day that Chris Bristow and Alan Stacey were killed at the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix.


Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1951 Viking Trailer Lesovsky-Offenhauser 0 NC
1952 Peter Schmidt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1953 Blakely Oil Schroeder-Offenhauser 0 NC
1954 Dean Van Lines Kuzma-Offenhauser 6 10th
1955 Dean Van Lines Kuzma-Offenhauser 0 NC
1956 Dean Van Lines Kuzma-Offenhauser 0 NC
1957 Dean Van Lines Kuzma-Offenhauser 4 16th
1958 Belond AP Salih-Offenhauser 8 13th
1959 Belond AP Salih-Offenhauser 0 NC
1960 Metal-Cal Epperly-Offenhauser 0 NC

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 10
Starts 9
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 1
Race Wins 1
Podiums 3
Fastest laps 0
Points 18
Laps Raced 1411
Distance Raced 5676 km (3527 mi)
Races Led 3
Laps Led 216
Distance Led 869 km (540 mi)

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1958 Indianapolis 500

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1951 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
DNQ
1952 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy 0 NC
6th
1953 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy 0 NC
14th
1954 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 6 10yj
2nd
1955 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
Ret C C C C
1956 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy 0 NC
19th
1957 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Abruzzo bandiera Flag of Italy 4 16th
3rd
1958 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Morocco 8 13th
1st
1959 Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars 0 NC
Ret
1960 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco US flag 49 stars Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

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