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Emerson Fittipaldi


12 December 1946 (74)
Ken Kavanagh (12 December 1923)
Renzo Zorzi (12 December 1946)
Roelof Wunderink (12 December 1948)


14 (9.4%)
35 (23.5%)
6 (4%)
2 (18.2%)
281 (1.9 points per race avg)
55 (36.9%)
1970 British Grand Prix
1980 United States Grand Prix

about Emerson Fittipaldi

Emerson Fittipaldi (Portuguese pronunciation: [??me?son fit?i?pawd?i]; born 12 December 1946) is a semi-retired Brazilian automobile racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 twice each and the CART championship once.

Moving up from Formula Two, Fittipaldi made his race debut for Team Lotus as a third driver at the 1970 British Grand Prix. After Jochen Rindt was killed at the 1970 Italian Grand Prix, the Brazilian became Lotus's lead driver in only his fifth Grand Prix. He enjoyed considerable success with Lotus, winning the World Drivers' Championship in 1972 at the age of 25, a youngest F1 world champion record that he held for 33 years. He later moved to McLaren for 1974, winning the title once again. He surprised the paddock by moving to his brother's Fittipaldi Automotive team prior to the 1976 season, being replaced by James Hunt. Success eluded him during his final years in Formula One, with the Fittipaldi cars not competitive enough to fight for victories. Fittipaldi took two more podium finishes, before retiring in 1980.

Following his Formula One career, Fittipaldi moved to the American CART series, achieving successful results, including the 1989 CART title and two wins at the Indianapolis 500 (in 1989 and 1993, the final at an unprecedented 47 years old).

Since his retirement from Indy Car racing in 1996, Fittipaldi races only occasionally. In 2008, he was one of only three people in history to have a Corvette production car named in honor. At age 67, he entered the 2014 6 Hours of São Paulo.

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1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1970 Graham Hill
Dave Charlton
John Love
John Miles
Jochen Rindt
Alex Soler-Roig
Pete Lovely
Reine Wisell
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1971 Reine Wisell
Dave Charlton
Pete Lovely
David Walker
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1972 David Walker
Dave Charlton
Reine Wisell
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1973 Ronnie Peterson
Dave Charlton
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1974 Denny Hulme
Mike Hailwood
Dave Charlton
David Hobbs
Jochen Mass
McLaren compare 1974
1975 Jochen Mass
Dave Charlton
McLaren compare 1975
1976 Ingo Hoffmann
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1977 Ingo Hoffmann
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1979 Alex Ribeiro
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1980 Keke Rosberg
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Fittipaldi, 24, made his first two F1 starts last December at the Sakhir and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix after Grosjean was forced out because of injuries he picked up in his fiery Bahrain GP crash.<br>The Brazilian recorded 17th and 19th position finishes in his first F1 races, having previously tested its VF-18 and VF-19 cars in 2018 and ’19. <br>While there was no vacancy ...

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Fittipaldi was drafted in to stand in for Grosjean, who suffered burns during a horror crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix, for the final two races of the 2020 season.<br>The Brazilian started last on the grid for his F1 debut in the Sakhir Grand Prix due to a grid penalty and finished 17th, which he followed up with a 19th place in Abu Dhabi for the underperforming American ...

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The 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 champion ran six races for Dale Coyne Racing-Honda in 2018 but had his schedule disrupted by a heavy crash in a WEC car at Spa that left Fittipaldi with broken legs. That meant he missed the Indianapolis 500 and was driving in considerable pain when he returned to IndyCar in July.<br>Despite this, late in the season, he was named as test and reserve driver for ...

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The Brazilian, who takes over Romain Grosjean’s PU season allocation, received a new energy store and a new control electronics for FP3 on Saturday.<br>Both changes earn 10 place penalties as the first extra element of each type, which automatically sends him to the back of grid, as an FIA stewards' decision confirmed.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Fittipaldi to replace injured Grosjean in Sakhir ...

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Haas F1 driver Grosjean sustained burns to the backs of his hands in a terrifying crash on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, leaving him in need of treatment in hospital.<br>Although Grosjean is set to be released from hospital on Tuesday, Haas has announced that he is unable to race in the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend.<br>As a result, Haas reserve driver Fittipaldi will get ...

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Rindt died from injuries sustained when his Lotus crashed at Monza’s Parabolica during Italian GP practice on September 5, 1970. He had made 60 Formula 1 World Championship starts, winning six races and taking 10 pole positions – as well as winning the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours in a Ferrari.<br>Fittipaldi first encountered Rindt before he got to Formula 1, but it was a day at Silverstone – when ...

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Race: 1972 Italian GP<br>Car: Lotus 72D<br>For me, a great achievement was when I won the Formula 1 world championship at Monza. I won the race and I won the championship. If you consider the technique and difficulty involved in winning a race, it's a different story. It can be a much less important race and you fight like crazy to win – like Mid-Ohio in 1988 – and it has a very important ...

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After hosting Formula 1 world championship rounds in 1952, 1953 and 1955, Zandvoort became a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar in 1958, only missing on the 1972 schedule as the drivers demanded improvements being made to the track to increase the safety. <br>But with the financial situation of the circuit becoming worse and worse in the early eighties and with the sport becoming less and less ...

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Fittipaldi and Deletraz both made their F1 test debuts with Haas at the end of 2018, and were affiliated to the team last year in support of race drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.<br>Fittipaldi served as Haas’s test driver through 2019, while Deletraz was the team’s official simulator driver. Both will now share duties as the team’s test and reserve drivers in ...

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