Bob Christie (racing driver)

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Bob Christie
Born (1924-04-04)April 4, 1924
Died June 1, 2009(2009-06-01) (aged 85)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19541960
Teams Kuzma, Kurtis Kraft, Lesovsky
Entries 7 (5 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1954 Indianapolis 500
Last entry 1960 Indianapolis 500

Bob Christie (April 4, 1924 – June 1, 2009) was an American racecar driver.

Christie raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1956-1963 seasons, with 15 career starts, including every Indianapolis 500 race in that span. He finished in the top ten 5 times, with his best finish in 3rd position in 1959 at Daytona. He died in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1956 57 25 142.236 20 13 196 0 Flagged
1957 95 33 139.779 32 13 197 0 Flagged
1958 65 17 142.253 33 14 189 0 Spun T3
1959 65 24 143.244 13 25 109 0 Rod bolt
1960 38 14 143.638 19 10 200 0 Running
1961 32 16 144.782 24 17 132 0 Piston
1962 29 31 146.341 29 30 17 0 Crash FS
1963 52 18 149.123 16 19 126 0 Crash T4
Totals 1166 0
Starts 8
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 1
Retired 5

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1954 Christy Lesovsky Offenhauser L4 ARG 500
DNQ
BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0
1955 Dean Van Lines Kuzma Indy Roadster Dodge V8 ARG MON 500
DNQ
BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0
1956 Helse / H.H. Johnson Kurtis Kraft 500D Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
13
BEL FRA GBR GER ITA NC 0
1957 Jones & Maley Cars Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
13
FRA GBR GER PES ITA NC 0
1958 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser L4 ARG MON NED 500
14
BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR NC 0
1959 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser L4 MON 500
25
NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA NC 0
1960 Federal Engineering Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
10
NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA NC 0