Manny Ayulo  United States

  • Full name Manuel Ayulo
  • Birth date October 20, 1921
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of death May 16, 1955 (33 years 208 days)
  • Place of death Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft, Kuzma, Lesovsky
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1951 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 - 0 0 2 15
1952 Lesovsky 1 1 0 0 1 20 0 0 28 0 0 0 -
1953 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 1 13 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
1954 Kuzma 1 1 0 0 1 13 0 0 22 0 0 0 -
Total 4 4 0 1 4 3 0 0 4 0 0 2
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1951 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 31, 1954 Race results
Profile

Manny Ayulo was an American driver - and skilled mechanic - whose four F1 appearances were all in the Indianapolis 500, between 1951 and 1954, when that race formed part of the championship season. His best finish was in 1951 when he was third in a shared drive with Jack McGrath. He died in a crash when his car drove straight into a concrete wall while preparing for the 1955 Indianapolis 500. Six months before his friend, and team-mate, McGrath was killed in the final race of the season. Ayulo, who was a champion roadster and midget racer, was found not to have been wearing a seat belt, and his pockets "were filled with wrenches".

Martin Williamson November 2009

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