Henry Banks  United States

  • Full name Henry Edwin Banks
  • Birth date June 14, 1913
  • Birthplace Croydon, Surrey, Great Britain
  • Date of death December 18, 1994 (81 years 187 days)
  • Place of death Michigan, United States
  • Teams Lesovsky, Maserati, Moore
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Maserati 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 21 0 0 0 -
1951 Moore 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1952 Lesovsky 1 1 0 0 1 19 0 0 12 0 0 0 -
Total 3 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 12 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1950 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1952 Race results
Profile

Henry Banks became the first driver to pass the qualifying "Rookie Test" for the 1936 Indy 500 - he also raced in three Indianapolis Grand Prix between 1950 and 1952. Alongside motorsport he also appeared in two films, To Please a Lady with Clarke Gable and Roar of the Crowd, a movie set around the Indy 500.

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