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personalia

American
28 February 1940 (78)
Albert Scherrer (28 February 1908)
Élie Bayol (28 February 1914)
Ingo Hoffmann (28 February 1953)
Sébastien Bourdais (28 February 1979)

statistics

12 (9.3%)
19 (14.7%)
18 (14%)
1 (7.1%)
1st
14
129
128
180 (1.4 points per race avg)
67 (51.9%)
1968 United States Grand Prix
1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix

about Mario Andretti

Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR (the other being Dan Gurney). He also won races in midget cars, and sprint cars. During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One World Championship, four IndyCar titles (three under USAC-sanctioning, one under CART), and IROC VI. To date, he remains the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (1967) and the Formula One World Championship, and, along with Juan Pablo Montoya, the only driver to have won a race in the NASCAR Cup Series, Formula One, and an Indianapolis 500. No American has won a Formula One race since Andretti's victory at the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix. Andretti had 109 career wins on major circuits.

Andretti had a long career in racing. He was the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades (1967, 1978, and 1984). He was also one of only three drivers to have won major races on road courses, paved ovals, and dirt tracks in one season, a feat that he accomplished four times. With his final IndyCar win in April 1993, Andretti became the first driver to have won IndyCar races in four different decades and the first to win automobile races of any kind in five.

In American popular culture, his name has become synonymous with speed, as with Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
1968 Graham Hill
Jim Clark
Jo Siffert
Jackie Oliver
Bill Brack
Moisés Solana
Lotus-Ford compare 1968
1969 Graham Hill
John Love
Jo Siffert
Jochen Rindt
Richard Attwood
John Miles
Jo Bonnier
Pete Lovely
Lotus-Ford compare 1969
1970 Chris Amon
Jackie Stewart
Jo Siffert
Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Ronnie Peterson
François Cevert
Hubert Hahne
March compare 1970
1971 Clay Regazzoni
Jacky Ickx
Ferrari compare 1971
1972 Clay Regazzoni
Jacky Ickx
Nanni Galli
Arturo Merzario
Ferrari compare 1972
1976 Ronnie Peterson
Gunnar Nilsson
Bob Evans
Team Lotus compare 1976
1977 Gunnar Nilsson
Team Lotus compare 1977
1978 Hector Rebaque
Ronnie Peterson
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Team Lotus compare 1978
1979 Carlos Reutemann
Hector Rebaque
Team Lotus compare 1979
1980 Elio de Angelis
Nigel Mansell
Team Lotus compare 1980
1981 Bruno Giacomelli
Alfa Romeo compare 1981
1982 Keke Rosberg
Carlos Reutemann
Derek Daly
Didier Pironi
Gilles Villeneuve
Patrick Tambay
Williams compare 1982

news

The 1978 world champion got his first F1 opportunity in that situation and, having read Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff's recent suggestion that teams should have third cars for young drivers, wants to see the practice reintroduced. In 1968 then USAC Indycar frontrunner Andretti drove a third works Lotus in the United States GP at Watkins Glen, earning pole position. Three years later he ... ...

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