Emerson Fittipaldi

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Emerson Fittipaldi.jpg
Fittipaldi in 2008
Formula One World Championship career
Active years19701980
TeamsLotus, McLaren, Fittipaldi Automotive
Races149 (144 starts)
Championships2 (1972, 1974)
Wins14
Podiums35
Career points281
Pole positions6
Fastest laps6
First race1970 British Grand Prix
First win1970 United States Grand Prix
Last win1975 British Grand Prix
Last race1980 United States Grand Prix

Emerson Fittipaldi (born December 12, 1946 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a highly successful Brazilian automobile racing driver.[1][2] He has won championships in both Formula One, and CART. Fittipaldi won the Indianapolis 500 twice.

Early life[change | change source]

Emerson Fittipaldi was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the younger son of prominent Italian-Brazilian motorsports journalist and radio commentator Wilson Fittipaldi Sr[3] and his wife Józefa "Juzy" Wojciechowska, an immigrant from Saint Petersburg, Russia and of Polish and Russian descent.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/hall_of_fame/282/
  2. http://www.grandprixhistory.org/fitti_bio.htm
  3. Comune di Trecchina. "Trecchina, un po' di storia". Retrieved 17 March 2016.