Keith Andrews (racing driver)
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|Born||June 15, 1920|
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||May 15, 1957 (aged 36)|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Schroeder, Kurtis Kraft|
|Entries||3 (2 starts)|
|First entry||1955 Indianapolis 500|
|Last entry||1957 Indianapolis 500|
Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
|1955||John McDaniel||Schroeder||Offenhauser L4||ARG||MON||500
|1956||Dunn Engineering||Kurtis Kraft 500B||Offenhauser L4||ARG||MON||500
|1957||Giuseppe Farina Racing||Kurtis Kraft 500G||Offenhauser L4||ARG||MON||500
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.
| Formula One fatal accidents
May 15, 1957