Keith Andrews (racing driver)

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Keith Andrews
Born(1920-06-15)June 15, 1920
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Died May 15, 1957(1957-05-15) (aged 36)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Active years 19551957
Teams Schroeder, Kurtis Kraft
Entries 3 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1955 Indianapolis 500
Last entry 1957 Indianapolis 500

Keith Andrews (June 15, 1920 May 15, 1957) was an American racecar driver. He was killed after crashing his car during practice for the 1957 Indianapolis 500.

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1957 Indianapolis 500 41st running of the Indianapolis 500 motor race

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Indianapolis 500 results

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1955 John McDaniel Schroeder Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
20
BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0
1956 Dunn Engineering Kurtis Kraft 500B Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
26
BEL FRA GBR GER ITA NC 0
1957 Giuseppe Farina Racing Kurtis Kraft 500G Offenhauser L4 ARG MON 500
DNQ
FRA GBR GER PES ITA NC 0

Death

Giuseppe Farina was the only European driver on the entry list for the 1957 Indy 500, however, he did not attempt to qualify. Farina had difficulty getting his car up to speed, and had experienced handling problems. On May 15, Andrews stepped into Farina's car for a test run, but crashed. Down the frontstretch, Andrews began to slide, and when he attempted to correct, the car backed into the inside wall separating the pit area. Andrews was crushed to death between the cowl and the fuel tank, but no fire broke out. Farina withdrew after Andrews was killed, with no backup car to use. [1]

Giuseppe Farina Italian racecar driver

DoctorEmilio Giuseppe "Nino" Farina, was an Italian racing driver and was the first official Formula One World Champion, gaining the title in 1950. He was also the Italian Champion in 1937, 1938 and 1939.

Preceded by
Eugenio Castellotti
Formula One fatal accidents
May 15, 1957
Succeeded by
Pat O'Connor

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