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personalia

Brazilian
12 December 1946 (71)
Ken Kavanagh (12 December 1923)
Renzo Zorzi (12 December 1946)
Roelof Wunderink (12 December 1948)

statistics

14 (9.4%)
35 (23.5%)
6 (4%)
2 (18.2%)
1st
11
149
143
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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seasons

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

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
1970 Graham Hill
Dave Charlton
John Love
John Miles
Jochen Rindt
Alex Soler-Roig
Pete Lovely
Reine Wisell
Team Lotus compare 1970
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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news

A shunt while driving DragonSpeed’s BR Engineering BR1 in practice for the World Endurance Championship’s opening round at Spa-Francochamps broke Fittipaldi’s left leg and right ankle. While the ankle has healed, the left leg has taken longer and the 24-year-old nephew of the great Emerson Fittipaldi has had to wear a carbon fiber cast for support since making returning to IndyCar at ... ...

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Fittipaldi broke his leg in a scary LMP1 crash at Spa-Franchorchamps in May, which interrupted his World Endurance Championship and IndyCar campaigns as well as talks with Haas about a possible F1 test. Haas team principal Gunther Steiner said he would be willing to resume those talks once Fittipaldi had recovered. The Brazilian completed his first IndyCar race since the accident last ... ...

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Fittipaldi broke his leg in a scary LMP1 crash at Spa-Franchorchamps in May, which interrupted his World Endurance Championship and IndyCar campaigns as well as talks with Haas about a possible F1 test. Haas team principal Gunther Steiner said he would be willing to resume those talks once Fittipaldi had recovered. The Brazilian completed his first IndyCar race since the accident last ... ...

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The Brazilian fractured his left leg and broke his right ankle when he crashed his DragonSpeed LMP1 car at Eau Rouge during qualifying for last weekend’s Spa opener, where he was serving as stand-in for team regular Renger van der Zande. Fittipaldi, who is combining his WEC programme with part-time sche ...

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The 21-year-old, grandson of 1972 and 1974 world champion Emerson, has set his sights on racing in Formula 2 next season – potentially alongside a place with an F1 team."F2 is a possibility, even Formula 1, a role there is a possibility as well," said Fittipaldi in an interview with Motorsport.tv."I'm just really looking forward to the future, any opportunity that I get, I'm just ...

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The 1972 and 1974 world champion reckons Hamilton is good for the sport, as he reaches a wider audience that other drivers."I like Lewis, I think he's one of the top guys in grand prix racing and he deserves the championship for sure," Fittipaldi told Motorsport.com."I've followed him since the first time I watched him in F3 in Germany many, many years ago."I think he's a fantastic ...

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After wrapping up the Formula V8 3.5 title during the Bahrain finale weekend, Fittipaldi was handed the chance to test the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s rookie test on Sunday.The 21-year-old grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi is now considering his options for 2018, with his focus remaining on climbing the single-seater ...

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