Johnnie Parsons (born July 4, 1918 in Los Angeles, California – died September 8, 1984 in Van Nuys, California) was a United States driver who took part in the AAA Championships, winning it in 1949 and winning the famous Indianapolis 500 in 1950.

His nine World Championship starts all came at the Indy 500 events as during early GP seasons, these counted towards the Formula One World Championship.

Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Parson's 1950 Indy winning car

In 1950, Parsons won the shortened Indianapolis 500, setting fastest lap[1] in the process thus scoring nine Formula One World Championship points.

Parsons would race at every 500 from 19501958, his best finish other than 1950 being a fourth place finish at the 1956 event giving him a further three World Championship points.


Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1950 Wynn's Friction / Kurtis-Kraft Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 9 6th
1951 Wynn's Friction Proofing / Walsh Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1952 Jim Robbins Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1953 Belond Equa-Flow Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1954 Belond Equa-Flow / Calif. Muffler Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1955 Trio Brass Foundry / Anderson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1956 J.C. Agajanian Kuzma-Offenhauser 3 18th
1957 Sumar/Chapman Root Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1958 Fred Gerhardt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 9
Starts 9
Shared drives 1
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 1
Points 12
Laps Raced 1326
Distance Raced 5334.498 km (3315 mi)
Races Led 2
Laps Led 131
Distance Led 527.013 km (327 mi)

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1950 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 9 6th
1st
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
Ret
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
10th
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
Ret
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
Ret
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
Ret 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 3 18th
4th
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 0 NC
16th
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 0 NC
12th


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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. This was, in fact, the fastest leading lap, not the fastest lap of all the drivers. Only leading laps was recorded and considered for the fastest lap points, and Parsons obtained the one point for the fastest lap.
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