Andy Linden (racing driver)

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Andy Linden
Born (1922-04-05)April 5, 1922
Died February 10, 1987(1987-02-10) (aged 64)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19501957
Teams Sherman, Kurtis Kraft, Bromme, Stevens, Schroeder, Nichels
Races 8 (7 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 5
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1957 Indianapolis 500

Andy Linden (April 5, 1922 – February 10, 1987) was an American racecar driver from Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Having served as a US Marine, he raced with great success until a 1957 crash caused a piece of metal to break his helmet, causing career ending brain damage.[1] He is also technically a former Formula One World Championship driver, as the Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960, meaning that drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Linden thus participated in 7 World Championship races, accumulating a total of 5 championship points.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1951 57 31 132.226 26 4 200 0 Running
1952 9 2 137.002 4 33 20 0 Oil leak
1953 32 5 136.060 19 33 3 0 Crash T3
1954 74 23 137.820 28 25 165 0 Torsion bar
1955 19 8 139.098 22 6 200 0 Running
1956 5 9 143.056 11 27 90 0 Oil leak
1957 73 12 143.244 5 5 200 0 Running
Totals 878 0
Starts 7
Poles 0
Front Row 1
Wins 0
Top 5 2
Top 10 3
Retired 4

References[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Manny Ayulo
29 years, 221 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Youngest Driver to score
Points in Formula One

29 years, 54 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Succeeded by
Bobby Ball
25 years, 276 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)