Emerson Fittipaldi


Twice F1 World Champion…1972 with Lotus and 1974 with McLaren. In 1976 he set out to build his own Formula One car, but his dream of becoming a successful driver/constructor turned into a nightmare, causing him to retire from F1 in 1980. By 1984 he had regained his passion for the sport and launched a comeback racing Indy Cars… In 1989 he became only the fourth F1 Champion to win the Indy-500. He scored a second Indy win in 1993. He was also the CART Series Champion in 1989. Began racing karts and then Formula Vees in his native Brazil…moved to England where he quickly moved up through the ranks -from Formula Ford to Formula 2 and then made his F1 debut in the 1970 British Grand Prix. Two years later he became the youngest World Champion to date. Fittipaldi is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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