Leland "Lee" Wallard (September 7, 1910 - November 29, 1963) was a United States racing driver who won the 1951 Indianapolis 500. In a race that saw only eight cars finish, Wallard led 159 of the 200 laps, despite driving a car that was turned down by Tony Bettenhausen in practice. During the race, the car suffered from overheating brakes and a broken exhaust pipe and shock absorber. Wallard was also the first driver to ever finish the race in less than four hours.

Four days later, Wallard suffered severe burns after an accident in a sprint car race in Reading, Pennsylvania. He spent six months in the hospital, and required 37 skin grafts. He eventually found that he could no longer drive a race car as well as before, and after several attempts to recapture the old glory, retired to open a diner.

Wallard died of a heart attack at age 53.

Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]


Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1950 Blue Crown Spark Plug Moore-Offenhauser 0 NC
1951 Belanger Motors Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 9 7th
1952 did not compete
1953
1954 Belanger Motors Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 3
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 1
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 1
Points 9
Laps Raced 336
Distance Raced 1351.728 km (840 mi)
Races Led 1
Laps Led 159
Distance Led 639.657 km (397 mi)
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1951 Indianapolis 500

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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
6th
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 9 7th
1st
1952
1953
did not compete
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 Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 0 NC
DNQ


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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1950 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa Romeo • Maserati • ERA • Talbot-Lago • Alta • Cooper • Simca • Ferrari • Milano • SVA
Engines Alfa Romeo • Maserati • ERA • Talbot • Alta • JAP • Gordini • Ferrari • Milano • Speluzzi • Jaguar
Non-works Entrants Scuderia Ambrosiana • T.A.S.O. Mathieson • Peter Walker • Joe Fry • Bob Gerard • Ecurie Belge • Enrico Platé • Joe Kelly • Geoffrey Crossley • Scuderia Achille Varzi • Horshell Racing Corporation • Philippe Étancelin • Ecurie Rosier • Cuth Harrison • Peter Whitehead • Ecurie Bleue • Raymond Sommer • Ecurie Lutetia • Antonio Branca • Charles Pozzi • Clemente Biodetti • Paul Pietsch • Guy Mairesse • Pierre Levegh
Drivers Fangio • Farina • Fagioli • Parnell • Sanesi • Taruffi • Murray • Hampshire • Johnson • Walker • Rolt • Fry • Shawe-Taylor • Harrison • Gerard • Giraud-Cabantous • Rosier • Étancelin • Martin • Levegh • Sommer • Claes • Chiron • Rol • De Graffenried • B. Bira • Crossley • González • Pián • Pagani • Branca • Schell • Manzon • Trintignant • Chaboud • Pozzi • Biondetti • Pietsch • Mairesse
1954 Teams and Drivers
Teams ConnaughtCooperFerrariGordiniHWMKlenkLanciaMaseratiMercedesVanwall
Engines AltaBMWBristolFerrariGordiniLanciaLea-FrancisMaseratiMercedesVanwall
Entrants A.E. Moss/Equipe MossBob GerardEcurie EcosseEcurie FrancorchampsEcurie RichmondEcurie RosierGilby EngineeringGould's GarageHans KlenkOwen Racing OrganisationR.J. ChaseR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamScuderia AmbrosianaSir Jeremy Boles
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