Andy Linden  United States

  • Full name Andrew Linden
  • Birth date April 5, 1922
  • Birthplace Brownsville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of death February 10, 1987 (64 years 311 days)
  • Place of death Torrance, California, United States
  • Teams Kurtis Kraft, Nichels, Schroeder, Sherman, Stevens
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1951 Sherman 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 31 0 0 3 14
1952 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 2 0 0 0 -
1953 Stevens, Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 16 0 0 5 0 0 0 -
1954 Schroeder, Kurtis Kraft, Nichels 1 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 23 0 0 0 -
1955 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 8 0 0 0 -
1956 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1957 Kurtis Kraft 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 12 0 0 2 18
Total 7 7 0 0 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 5
Race Circuit Date
First race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1951 Race results
Last race Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30, 1957 Race results
Profile

After serving as a US marine, this colossus of a man raced in seven grand prix when the Indianapolis 500 was a part of the Formula One championship. Linden had shown huge amounts of skill as a sprint and midget racer and finished in the top six at three of the Indy 500s he competed in. His career ended when he was left brain-damaged after a shard of metal pierced his helmet during a race in 1957. He was confined to a wheelchair but learned to walk again before his death.

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