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personalia

American
28 February 1940 (84)
Albert Scherrer (28 February 1908)
Élie Bayol (28 February 1914)
Ingo Hoffmann (28 February 1953)
Sébastien Bourdais (28 February 1979)

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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
1971 South African Grand Prix
1978 Dutch 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.


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seasons

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

finishing positions

grid positions

wins Mario Andretti

# event constructor
1 1971 South African Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
2 1976 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Team Lotus
3 1977 United States Grand Prix West round 4 Team Lotus
4 1977 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Team Lotus
5 1977 French Grand Prix round 9 Team Lotus
6 1977 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Team Lotus
7 1978 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Team Lotus
8 1978 Belgian Grand Prix round 6 Team Lotus
9 1978 Spanish Grand Prix round 7 Team Lotus
10 1978 French Grand Prix round 9 Team Lotus
11 1978 German Grand Prix round 11 Team Lotus
12 1978 Dutch Grand Prix round 13 Team Lotus

pole positions Mario Andretti

# event constructor
1 1968 United States Grand Prix round 11 Lotus-Ford
2 1976 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Team Lotus
3 1977 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Team Lotus
4 1977 Belgian Grand Prix round 7 Team Lotus
5 1977 Swedish Grand Prix round 8 Team Lotus
6 1977 French Grand Prix round 9 Team Lotus
7 1977 Dutch Grand Prix round 13 Team Lotus
8 1977 Canadian Grand Prix round 16 Team Lotus
9 1977 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Team Lotus
10 1978 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Team Lotus
11 1978 Belgian Grand Prix round 6 Team Lotus
12 1978 Spanish Grand Prix round 7 Team Lotus
13 1978 Swedish Grand Prix round 8 Team Lotus
14 1978 German Grand Prix round 11 Team Lotus
15 1978 Dutch Grand Prix round 13 Team Lotus
16 1978 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Team Lotus
17 1978 United States Grand Prix round 15 Team Lotus
18 1982 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari

teams & teammates Mario Andretti

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

news

Andretti has begun a move into a new facility on the Silverstone Park estate as its F1 project continues to progress, and the plan is to also occupy an adjacent larger building.Assuming that the team’s F1 entry eventually gets a green light, it will base F3 and F2 programmes at the new site.Read Also:


Formula 1Andretti F1 team formally opens new Silverstone facility


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The team was granted an entry by the FIA last October, but failed to pass the second stage of the process when F1 did not approve its bid in a statement issued on January 31. The project thus remains in limbo while discussions continue behind the scenes.The team continues to target an entry in 2026, should an agreement with F1 be reached.Read Also:


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The team's prospective entry was rejected by F1 on January 31, but it is still pushing ahead on the basis that it will eventually be allowed in.The images and details of the 90-acre US site, which will be completed in 2025, are a clear sign of how serious the F1 project is.Significantly one of the partners involved in its design is Ridge, a British company that has worked on several UK F1 ...

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The Andretti Cadillac bid was approved by the FIA last October, but then rejected in the second stage of the process by F1, which issued a statement explaining its position on 31 January.The content of that statement was subsequently challenged by both Andretti and its partner General Motors.However F1 did leave the door open for a works-backed entry in 2028, by which time Cadillac intends to have ...

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In the first official comment from the American automotive giant since a statement rejecting the bid was issued by F1 on January 31, GM’s vice president of performance and motorsport Jim Campbell said the project was still proceeding “at pace”.Speaking at Daytona on Friday, Campbell also reaffirmed that the team had requested a meeting with F1 after an IT glitch meant that an invitation sent ...

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The French manufacturer originally had a pre-contract with Andretti for a supply of power units when it first looked at making it onto the grid.However, that deal lapsed last year and there is currently no formal arrangement with Andretti while it ponders its next steps following FOM’s rejections of its plans last week.Read Also:


Formula 1Why Andretti doesn’t accept F1’s rejection ...

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Liberty Media and Formula 1 have done some great things for the championship since 2017, but last week they scored what some may see as an own goal.Exactly seven years and seven days after the official handover from former boss Bernie Ecclestone to new CEO Chase Carey, F1 issued a statement explaining why a future Andretti Cadillac entry would not be accepted.The fact that the answer was no was ...

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It makes little sense for the American outfit to abandon its project just in case it gets a reprieve ahead of 2028, and the scale of progress it has made so far on its F1 ambitions was made public recently.This was after it revealed images of its wind tunnel model, and they offered up some fascinating clues about the squad's overall approach.Undoubtedly the first comparison that will be drawn is ...

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Four months after approval of the entry by the FIA, the team's bid was rejected by F1 in a lengthy statement issued on Wednesday.The championship spelled out various reasons why it believed that the entry could not be accepted that went well beyond the commercial aspects that most observers expected F1 to cover.One of the key assertions was that F1 felt the team had bitten off more than it could ...

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FOM's statement on Wednesday afternoon was as detailed as it was blunt about what it felt were the Andretti Cadillac bid's shortcomings.It felt there was little chance Michael Andretti's team would reach an acceptable level, in which case it didn't see any added commercial value in having it on the grid, famous name or not.It also dismissed the idea of Andretti entering in 2025, therefore having ...

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But it stopped short of saying what the project's next step will be, other than indicating that its “work continues at pace.”With support from American automotive giant General Motors, Andretti was ready to enter the F1 world championship as early as 2025, initially using a Renault customer engine before switching to a Cadillac unit in 2028.The team’s bid was approved by the FIA on October ...

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However, in a lengthy statement detailing why FOM did not feel Andretti justified a spot on the grid over the next few years, it was made clear that there was scope for it to grab the 11th slot from 2028.Back in October, the FIA announced that, following an expression of interest request from prospective entrants, it was satisfied that Andretti’s technical capabilities were strong enough for it ...

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F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali long stood by his stance that any 11th team would have to prove it was accretive to the series as a whole to secure a spot – with the clear inference being that the American squad faced a tough ask to prove it.That F1 has finally ended three months of deliberation over its call on Andretti by rejecting its application (for now at least) is ultimately no ...

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Application to participate in the FIA Formula One World ChampionshipSummary and conclusions of commercial assessment processJanuary 2024Introduction1. On 22 March 2023, the FIA published an invitation (the Invitation) to apply to participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship (the Championship), to which four applicants responded, among them Andretti Formula Racing, LLC (the Applicant) ...

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The target remains a debut in 2025 with a customer Renault power unit, while it awaits a decision from FOM on its plans. The longer-term plan is to have a Cadillac V6 in the back of the car by 2028.With no official word from F1 on a potential entry, the team has still had to push ahead with its programme on the basis that it cannot afford to wait.The fact that it is already hard at work in the ...

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Andretti's bid was given the green light by the FIA on 2 October, but it has still not gone through the second stage of being approved by the F1 organisation and its CEO Stefano Domenicali.The team has been active in the Toyota wind tunnel in Cologne since October, and has now released the first image of its 2024-spec model, which will eventually transition into a full 2025 test programme should ...

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The FIA gave Andretti’s new project the official go-ahead in October, subject to the team agreeing commercial terms with the F1 organisation and its CEO Stefano Domenicali, which is still pending.Herta, who turns 24 in March, has won seven IndyCar races in his career – effectively all with Andretti Autosport, which supported Herta’s rookie year with Harding Steinbrenner Racing when he ...

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Andretti had a pre-contract agreement with Renault, but it lapsed in the summer as the process of gaining an entry dragged on for longer than either party had anticipated.The FIA gave the new project the official go-ahead in October, with a final decision then passed to the F1 organisation and its CEO Stefano Domenicali.Since then the situation has changed with General Motors revaling that it is ...

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"I think they need to do their own engine," Red Bull boss Christian Horner mused on the subject of Andretti's pending Formula 1 entry when considering what the American outfit needed to do to get its foot in the FOM door. Wish granted, it seems.GM had already partnered with Andretti in name for its prospective F1 entry, opting for the Andretti Cadillac moniker to underline its American-ness as the ...

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The American manufacturer has announced a partnership with Andretti that it hopes can help it enter grand prix racing from 2025 at the earliest.However, despite the plans being given the green light on technical grounds by the FIA, Andretti's hopes of securing a spot in F1 are dependent on it agreeing commercial terms with FOM.Such an outcome hangs in the balance with grand prix racing chiefs ...

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The American is hoping to get his Andretti F1 team onto the grid in 2025 at the earliest, having been given approval for an entry by the FIA.However, to be granted a place in F1, Andretti needs to agree commercial terms with FOM – something that is far from guaranteed as the series' chiefs are lukewarm about having an extra team on the grid.With F1's current competitors clearly against having ...

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What does the Andretti news mean for Formula 1?After a seven-month process of due diligence, Andretti Cadillac has been given the green light by the FIA to enter Formula 1. That makes Andretti the only one of the seven entities to throw its hat into the ring to have been accepted by F1's governing body. Following a careful examination of its bid, the FIA is satisfied that the American team has the ...

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On one side of the debate is the FIA, which is pushing hard to expand the grid beyond the current 10 teams as it sees nothing but positives from the arrival of the Andretti-Cadillac operation.Opposing that push, however, are the teams, who think that an 11th squad will bring no tangible benefit.Furthermore, they fear that sharing the prize pool with another team risks bringing financial ...

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Despite uncertainty over whether Andretti Cadillac will be allowed to join the championship as an 11th team or not, the American powerhouse team has pressed ahead with its plans and has built up a car to this year's specifications.Andretti says the car will be in Toyota's Cologne wind tunnel next week as he continues to build up his team with a view to being on the grid in the 2025 season at the ...

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Kirkwood is coming off his second season in North America's premier open-wheel championship, and first with Andretti in which he captured two victories, including the first of his career in the Grand Prix of Long Beach in April.When the 25-year-old captured the Indy NXT championship in 2021, he became the first driver to ever claim titles in all three categories – USF 2000, USF Pro 2000, Indy ...

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