|Born||Manuel Leaonedas Ayulo|
October 20, 1921
Burbank, California, United States
|Died||May 17, 1955 33) (aged|
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Kuzma, Kurtis Kraft, Maserati, Lesovsky|
|Entries||6 (4 starts)|
|First entry||1950 Indianapolis 500|
|Last entry||1955 Indianapolis 500|
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* shared drive with Jack McGrath
|1950||Coast Grain||Maserati V8RI||Offenhauser 4.5 L4||GBR||MON|| 500 |
|1951||Jack Hinkle||Kurtis Kraft 3000||Offenhauser 4.5 L4||SUI|| 500 |
|1952||Coast Grain||Lesovsky||Offenhauser 4.5 L4||SUI|| 500 |
|1953||Peter Schmidt||Kuzma Indy Roadster||Offenhauser 4.5 L4||ARG|| 500 |
|1954||Peter Schmidt||Kuzma Indy Roadster||Offenhauser 4.5 L4||ARG|| 500 |
|1955||Peter Schmidt||Kurtis Kraft 500C||Offenhauser 4.5 L4||ARG||MON|| 500 |
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| Formula One fatal accidents |
May 17, 1955
31 years, 312 days
(1950 Monaco GP)
| Youngest driver to score a|
podium position in Formula One
29 years, 221 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Shared a car with Jack McGrath (31 years, 233 days).
Mike Nazaruk (29 years, 239 days) finished
on podium at the same race, but single.
All three were younger than the previous record-holder Ascari.
José Froilán González
28 years, 269 days
(1951 French GP)
29 years, 239 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
| Youngest driver to score|
points in Formula One
29 years, 221 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
29 years, 54 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
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