Mario Andretti


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Andretti, Mario

(ăndrĕt`ē), 1940–, American auto racing driver, b. Italy. He is the only driver to have won the Indianapolis 500 (1969), stock racing's Daytona 500 (1967), and the international Formula One championship (1978). He retired from Indy-car racing in 1994 with 52 victories, second only to A. J. FoytFoyt, A. J.
(Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr.), 1935–, American auto-racing driver, b. Houston. Foyt was the first person to win the Indianapolis 500 race four times (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977). He also won the Daytona 500 and, with Dan Gurney, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was U.S.
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, but continued his attempts to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Andretti is the head of a racing family that includes his son Michael Andretti, 1962–, also a noted Indy car driver; son Jeff; and nephew John.

Andretti, Mario

(1940–  ) auto racer; born in Trieste, Italy. After spending over three years in a displaced persons camp after World War II, he came to the U.S.A. with his family at age 15. From the time he won the United States Auto Club national driving championship in 1965 and 1966, he emerged as one of auto racing's most versatile drivers. He was the only person to have won the Daytona 500 (1967), the Indianapolis 500 (1969), and the Grand Prix world driving championship (1978). His son, Michael Andretti, also became a championship auto racer.
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HEAVEN for motorsport fans, this show has a hall of fame, including the Lotus 79 that took Mario Andretti to the world title, along with the Ralt 3 that Martin Brundle raced against Ayrton Senna.
com Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (Feb 23 - 25) Motorsport fans will be heaven in the hall of fame - with the Lotus 79 that took Mario Andretti to the world Championship and the Ralt 3 Martin Brundle raced against Ayrton Senna, as well as displays of what rally cars can do.
Mario Andretti, the 1978 Formula One world champion, led the tributes to Gurney.
I was first inspired by him when I was in midgets dreaming of being like him," Mario Andretti, who like Gurney won in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR.
Mario Andretti sounded nervous in a press conference the day before his semiautonomous motorcar (SAM) showdown against paralyzed racecar driver Sam Schmidt.
I have amazing memories of Texas, most notably setting the World's Closed Course Speed Record back in 1973 and making Texas World Speedway 'The World's Fastest Speedway'," said Mario Andretti.
The film paints a rich and detailed portrait of a trailblazer, who never gave up on his dream and fashioned a dynasty that lives on to this day, and includes contributions from Formula One stars such as Chris Amon, Mario Andretti, Alastair Caldwell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Howden Ganley, Dan Gurney, Lothar Motschenbacher and Sir Jackie Stewart.
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Once I got past Nico it was really just about controlling it," he told the crowd in a podium interview with 1978 champion Mario Andretti, the last US driver to take the title.
1971: American-born driver Mario Andretti claimed the first of his 12 grand prix wins, driving a Ferrari to victory in South Africa.