July 4, 1918
Los Angeles, CA, USA
September 8, 1984
Van Nuys, CA, USA
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.
Parson's 1950 Indy winning car
1950, Parsons won the shortened Indianapolis 500, setting fastest lap in the process thus scoring nine Formula One World Championship points.
Parsons would race at every
500 from 1950– 1958, 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 ]
Complete Formula One results
2nd Podium finish
Did not qualify
Did not pre-qualify
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap
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↑ 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.