Sam Hanks (born July 13, 1914 in Columbus, Ohio, United States – died June 27, 1994 in Pacific Palisades, California, United States) was a racing driver from the United States, who competed in the Indianapolis 500 during the 1940s and the 1950s. He won the 1957 Indianapolis 500, giving him one World Championship win. He is the only driver to compete at the Indy 500, then serve during World War II, and returning back to race at the Speedway again. His 13 attempts before sucess at Indy remains a record to this day.


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 Merz Engineering Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1951 Peter Schmidt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1952 Bardahl Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4 12th
1953 Bardahl Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2 13th
1954 Bardahl Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1955 Jones & Maley Cars Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1956 Jones & Maley Cars Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 6 7th
1957 Belond Exhaust Salih-Offenhauser 8 8th

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 8
Starts 9
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 4
Fastest laps 0
Points 20
Laps Raced 1185
Distance Raced 4767 km (2962 mi)
Races Led 3
Laps Led 140
Distance Led 563 km (350 mi)

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1957 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
Ret
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 4 12th
3rd
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 2 13th
3rd[1]
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 6 7th
2nd
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 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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Shared drive with Duane Carter
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