Fittipaldi in 2008
|Born||12 December 1946|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Lotus, McLaren, Fittipaldi Automotive|
|Entries||149 (144 starts)|
|Championships||2 (1972, 1974)|
|First entry||1970 British Grand Prix|
|First win||1970 United States Grand Prix|
|Last win||1975 British Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1980 United States Grand Prix|
Emerson Fittipaldi (born December 12, 1946 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a highly successful Brazilian automobile racing driver. 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 and his wife Józefa "Juzy" Wojciechowska, an immigrant from Saint Petersburg, Russia and of Polish and Russian descent.