Fred Agabashian  United States

  • Full name Frederick L. Agabashian
  • Birth date August 21, 1913
  • Birthplace Modesto, California, United States
  • Date of death October 13, 1989 (76 years 53 days)
  • Place of death Alamo, California, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft, Maserati
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Kurtis Kraft, Maserati 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 2 0 0 0 -
1951 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1952 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 1 1 0 0 0 -
1953 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 2 0 0 1.5 18
1954 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1955 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
1956 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 12 0 0 7 0 0 0 -
1957 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
Total 8 8 0 0 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 1.5
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1950 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1957 Race results
Profile

Fred Agabashian took part in eight races in the F1 world championship but was not strictly speaking an F1 driver; all eight were in the Indianapolis 500 between 1950 and 1957, an event which at the time was included in the championship. He took pole in 1952 and achieved his best finish fourth a year later.

His real fame came driving midgets where he dominated immediately after the war. He also drove stock cars, and his success earned him 11 drives in the Indianapolis 500. After retiring he worked as a TV commentator and was inducted into the Midget Hall of Fame in 1994.

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