Paul Russo F1 stats & info

Name Paul Russo
Country United States United States
Place of Birth Kenosha, Wisconsin
Date of Birth Apr 10th 1914
Date of Death Feb 13th 1976 - 61 years old
Season Entries 8
Car Number 45
First Race 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last Race 1959 Indianapolis 500
Best Qualifying 2th - (2 times)
Best Result 2th - 1955 Indianapolis 500
First Podium 1955 Indianapolis 500
Last Podium 1955 Indianapolis 500
F1 teams history: Nichels (1950), Kurtis Kraft (1953-1959)

Paul Russo F1 Stats

Race Entries 8
Race Starts 8
Race Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 1 (12,5%)
Podiums 1 (12,5%)
Points Finishes 4 (50,0%)
Retirements 3 (37,5%)
Front Row Starts 2
Total Points 9
Total Laps 1.367



Paul Russo Biography

Paul Russo was a legendary figure in the world of motorsports, and his F1 career was one of the most impressive in the history of the sport. Born on October 27, 1914, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Russo began racing in his early teens, and quickly developed a reputation as a skilled and fearless driver.

Despite his talent, Russo's racing career was put on hold during World War II, as he served in the US Army Air Corps. After the war, he returned to racing, and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. He competed in a variety of racing series, including midgets, sprint cars, and championship cars, and earned a reputation as one of the most versatile and talented drivers in the sport.

In 1950, Russo made his F1 debut at the Indianapolis 500, Paul Russo's debut in the Indianapolis 500 was in 1950, driving for the Nichels Engineering team. He finished the race in 9th place, completing all 200 laps.. He returned to the Indy 500 in 1953, this time driving for the Kurtis Kraft team, and finished 7th. Over the course of his F1 career, which spanned from 1954 to 1960, Russo competed in a total of 14 races, finishing in the top 10 on 5 occasions.

But it was not just Russo's on-track success that made him such a beloved figure in the world of motorsports. He was known for his warm personality and his deep love of racing, and he inspired countless fans and fellow drivers with his passion and determination. After retiring from racing, Russo continued to stay involved in the sport, serving as a mentor to young drivers and working to promote racing at all levels.

Throughout his career, Paul Russo was a true icon of the sport, and his legacy continues to inspire F1 fans around the world. His incredible skill behind the wheel, combined with his unwavering dedication to the sport, make him a true legend of motorsports, and his memory will always be cherished by fans of all ages.



Paul Russo Final Championship Results



Paul Russo F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
1959 United States Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 1 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 0.00 0
1958 United States Kurtis Kraft Novi 1 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0.00 0
1957 United States Kurtis Kraft Novi 1 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 3.00 3
1956 United States Kurtis Kraft Novi 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 1.00 1
1955 United States Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 1 0 1 0 1 0 200 0 3.00 3
1954 United States Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 1 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 0.00 0
1953 United States Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2 0 0 0 0 0 289 0 0.75 1.5
1950 United States Nichels Offenhauser 1 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0.00 0



Paul Russo F1 GP Race Classifications

2th1 Time
4th2 Times
8th1 Time
9th2 Times
18th1 Time
25th1 Time
33th1 Time


Paul Russo F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
9 1959 1959 Indianapolis 500 45 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 27 9 0
8 1958 1958 Indianapolis 500 15 Kurtis Kraft Novi 14 18 Throttle 0
7 1957 1957 Indianapolis 500 54 Kurtis Kraft Novi 10 4 3
6 1956 1956 Indianapolis 500 29 Kurtis Kraft Novi 8 33 Accident 1
5 1955 1955 Indianapolis 500 10 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2 2 3
4 1954 1954 Indianapolis 500 5 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 32 8 0
3 1953 1953 Indianapolis 500 59 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2 4 1.5
2 1953 1953 Indianapolis 500 7 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 17 25 Magneto 0
1 1950 1950 Indianapolis 500 7 Nichels Offenhauser 19 9 0



Paul Russo F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 1955 1955 Indianapolis 500 10 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2 2 3



Paul Russo Teammate Comparison

YearTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPosQuali
1953Kurtis KraftAndy Linden4163000002222
Art Cross421.51200000211
Bill Holland4151.5000001120
Bill Vukovich411.51802020202
Bob Scott4121.5000001120
Cal Niday4301.5000002020
Carl Scarborough4121.5000001120
Chuck Stevenson4231.5000001111
Duane Carter431.5400000211
Duke Dinsmore4161.5000001111
Duke Nalon4111.5000001120
Eddie Johnson471.5000001120
Fred Agabashian441.5300000101
Gene Hartley4281.5000002011
Jack McGrath451.5400001111
Jackie Holmes4191.5000001120
Jerry Hoyt4231.5000001111
Jim Rathmann473000002240
Jimmy Davies4101.5000001120
Jimmy Daywalt461.5000001120
Johnnie Parsons4261.5000002011
Johnny Mantz4171.5000001111
Johnny Thomson4191.5000001120
Marshall Teague4181.5000001120
Rodger Ward4161.5000001111
Sam Hanks431.5400000211
Spider Webb4191.5000001120
Walt Faulkner4171.5000001111
1954Kurtis KraftAndy Linden8110000001001
Art Cross8110000001001
Bill Homeier8330000001001
Bill Vukovich810801000101
Bob Sweikert8140000001001
Duane Carter8401.500001102
Ernie McCoy8160000001001
Frank Armi8190000001010
Fred Agabashian860000000101
Gene Hartley8230000001001
George Fonder8190000001010
Jack McGrath830500010101
Jerry Hoyt880000001001
Jim Rathmann8200000002002
Jimmy Davies8110000002002
Jimmy Daywalt8270000001001
Jimmy Jackson8150000001001
Johnnie Parsons8110000002002
Larry Crockett890000001001
Marshall Teague8150000002002
Mike Nazaruk850200000101
Pat Flaherty8280000001001
Pat O'Connor8210000001001
Sam Hanks8110000002002
Tony Bettenhausen8150000002002
Troy Ruttman8401.500000101
1955Kurtis KraftAl Herman273000001010
Al Keller2273000001010
Andy Linden263000001010
Art Cross2173000001010
Bill Homeier253100001010
Bill Vukovich2253100001010
Bob Sweikert213801000110
Cal Niday2163000001010
Chuck Weyant2123000001010
Ed Elisian2303000001010
Fred Agabashian2323000001010
Jack McGrath2263000001010
Jimmy Davies233400001010
Jimmy Daywalt293000001010
Johnnie Parsons2213000001010
Johnny Boyd2293000001010
Pat Flaherty2103000001010
Pat O'Connor283000001010
Ray Crawford2233000001010
Sam Hanks2193000001010
Tony Bettenhausen223300000000
Walt Faulkner253100001010
1956Kurtis KraftAl Herman33281000000110
Al Keller33141000000110
Andy Linden33271000000110
Bob Christie33131000000110
Bob Veith3371000000110
Dick Rathmann3351200000101
Duke Dinsmore33171000000110
Ed Elisian33231000000110
Eddie Russo33231000000110
Fred Agabashian33121000000101
Jack Turner33251000000110
Jim Rathmann33201000000101
Jimmy Daywalt33241000000110
Johnnie Parsons3341300000101
Johnnie Tolan33211000000110
Johnny Boyd33301000000110
Keith Andrews33261000000110
Pat O'Connor33181000000101
Ray Crawford33291000000110
Rodger Ward3381000000110
Sam Hanks3321600000110
Tony Bettenhausen33221000000101
Troy Ruttman33311000000110
1957Kurtis KraftAl Keller4273000001001
Andy Linden453200001010
Bill Cheesbourg4263000001010
Bob Christie4133000001010
Don Edmunds4193000001010
Don Freeland4173000001010
Ed Elisian4293000001001
Eddie Johnson4253000001010
Eddie Russo4323000001010
Elmer George4333000001001
Fred Agabashian4223000001001
Jack Turner4113000001010
Jimmy Daywalt4283000001010
Jimmy Reece4183000001001
Johnnie Parsons4163000001010
Johnnie Tolan4203000001010
Johnny Boyd463000001001
Marshall Teague473000001010
Mike Magill4243000001010
Pat O'Connor483000011001
Tony Bettenhausen4153000001010
1958Kurtis KraftAl Keller18110000000110
Bill Cheesbourg18100000000110
Billy Garrett18210000001010
Bob Christie18140000000110
Bob Veith18260000001001
Eddie Johnson1890000000110
Jerry Unser18310000001010
Johnnie Parsons18120000000101
Johnny Boyd1830400000101
Johnny Thomson18230000001010
Len Sutton18320000001010
Mike Magill18170000000110
Pat O'Connor18290000001001
Paul Goldsmith18300000001010
Shorty Templeman18190000001010
1959Kurtis KraftBob Christie9250000001001
Bobby Grim9260000001001
Chuck Arnold9150000001001
Chuck Weyant9280000001010
Don Freeland9220000001001
Duane Carter970000000101
Eddie Johnson980000000101
Jim McWithey9160000001010
Jimmy Daywalt9140000001001
Jud Larson9290000001001
Red Amick9310000001001

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