Keith Andrews (racing driver)

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Keith Andrews
Born(1920-06-15)June 15, 1920
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
DiedMay 15, 1957(1957-05-15) (aged 36)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19551957
TeamsSchroeder, Kurtis Kraft
Entries3 (2 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1955 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1957 Indianapolis 500

Keith Andrews (June 15, 1920 – May 15, 1957) was an American racecar driver. He was killed after crashing his car during practice for the 1957 Indianapolis 500.

Complete AAA/USAC Championship Car results[edit]

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
1948 ARL INDY
MIL
LAN
MIL
SPR
MIL
DUQ
ATL
PIK
DNS
SPR
DUQ
- 0
1950 INDY
MIL
LAN
SPR
MIL
PIK
24
SYR
DET
SPR
SAC
PHX
BAY
DAR
- 0
1952 INDY
MIL
RAL
SPR
MIL
DET
DUQ
PIK
8
SYR
DNC
DNQ
SJS
PHX
38th 50
1953 INDY
MIL
SPR
DET
SPR
MIL
DUQ
PIK
2
SYR
ISF
SAC
PHX
27th 160
1954 INDY
MIL
LAN DAR
SPR
MIL
DUQ
PIK
1
SYR
ISF
SAC
10
PHX
LVG
21st 230
1955 INDY
20
MIL LAN SPR MIL
DUQ
PIK
6
SYR ISF SAC
15
PHX
DNQ
35th 80
1956 INDY
26
MIL
12
LAN
DAR
ATL
SPR
MIL
DUQ
SYR
ISF
SAC
PHX
35th 10
1957 INDY
DNQ
LAN MIL DET ATL SPR MIL DUQ SYR ISF TRE SAC PHX - 0

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1955 John McDaniel Schroeder Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
20
BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0
1956 Dunn Engineering Kurtis Kraft 500B Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
26
BEL FRA GBR GER ITA NC 0
1957 Giuseppe Farina Racing Kurtis Kraft 500G Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
DNQ
FRA GBR GER PES ITA NC 0

Death[edit]

Giuseppe Farina was the only European driver on the entry list for the 1957 Indy 500, however, he did not attempt to qualify. Farina had difficulty getting his car up to speed, and had experienced handling problems. On May 15, Andrews stepped into Farina's car for a test run, but crashed. Down the frontstretch, Andrews began to slide, and when he attempted to correct, the car backed into the inside wall separating the pit area. Andrews was crushed to death between the cowl and the fuel tank, but no fire broke out. Farina withdrew after Andrews was killed, with no backup car to use.[1]

Preceded by
Eugenio Castellotti
Formula One fatal accidents
May 15, 1957
Succeeded by
Pat O'Connor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driver killed testing car for 500-mile race". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. May 16, 1957.