Manny Ayulo

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Manny Ayulo
BornManuel Leaonedas Ayulo
(1921-10-20)October 20, 1921
Burbank, California, United States
DiedMay 17, 1955(1955-05-17) (aged 33)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Active years 19501955
Teams Kuzma, Kurtis Kraft, Maserati, Lesovsky
Entries6 (4 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums1
Career points2
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last entry 1955 Indianapolis 500

Manuel Leaonedas Ayulo (October 20, 1921 May 17, 1955 [1] ) was an American racecar driver. His efforts, along with those of friend and teammate Jack McGrath, helped establish track roadsters as viable race cars. Ayulo was killed in practice for the 1955 Indianapolis 500 when his car crashed straight into a concrete wall. [2] [3] He was found to have not been wearing a seat belt and his pockets "were filled with wrenches". [4]

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Racing record

Indianapolis 500 results

* shared drive with Jack McGrath

Complete Formula One World Championship results

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YearEntrantChassisEngine123456789WDC Pts
1950 Coast Grain Maserati V8RI Offenhauser 4.5 L4 GBR MON 500
DNQ
SUI BEL FRA ITA NC0
1951 Jack Hinkle Kurtis Kraft 3000 Offenhauser 4.5 L4 SUI 500
3*
BEL FRA GBR GER ITA ESP 15th2
1952 Coast Grain Lesovsky Offenhauser 4.5 L4 SUI 500
20
BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA NC0
1953 Peter Schmidt Kuzma Indy Roadster Offenhauser 4.5 L4 ARG 500
13
NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA NC0
1954 Peter Schmidt Kuzma Indy Roadster Offenhauser 4.5 L4 ARG 500
13
BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP NC0
1955 Peter Schmidt Kurtis Kraft 500C Offenhauser 4.5 L4 ARG MON 500
DNQ
BEL NED GBR ITA NC0
Source: [5] [6]
* Indicates shared drive with Jack McGrath.

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References

  1. "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994". FamilySearch .(registration required)
  2. "Ayulo critically injured when car runs into wall". The Spartanburg Herald . Associated Press. May 17, 1955.
  3. "Crash injuries fatal to Indianapolis racer". The Pittsburgh Press . United Press. May 17, 1955.
  4. "Manny Ayulo". ESPN UK . Archived from the original on 2018-10-07. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
  5. "Manny Ayulo – Involvement". StatsF1. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  6. "Features – Traditional Hot Rods". jalopyjournal.com. Retrieved April 24, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mario Alborghetti
Formula One fatal accidents
May 17, 1955
Succeeded by
Bill Vukovich
Records
Preceded by
Alberto Ascari
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.
Succeeded by
José Froilán González
28 years, 269 days
(1951 French GP)
Preceded by
Mike Nazaruk
29 years, 239 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Youngest driver to score
points in Formula One

29 years, 221 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
Succeeded by
Andy Linden
29 years, 54 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)