Jerry Unser, Jr.
November 15, 1932|
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Died||May 17, 1959
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Kuzma, Kurtis Kraft|
|Races||2 (1 start)|
|First race||1958 Indianapolis 500|
|Last race||1959 Indianapolis 500|
Jerry was the first of the Unser family to compete at Indianapolis. In his only start, in 1958, he was caught up in a 13-car pileup on the first lap and flew over the turn three wall, miraculously emerging unhurt. He died in a practice crash before the 1959 Indianapolis 500, leaving behind a widow, Jeanne Unser, and two sons, Jerry and Johnny Unser.
Indy 500 results
World Championship career summary
The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Jerry Unser participated in 1 World Championship race but scored no World Championship points.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1958||Kurtis Kraft||Offenhauser L4||ARG
|1959||Kurtis Kraft||Offenhauser L4||MON
|Formula One fatal accidents
May 17, 1959
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