Home Page About Us Contribute




Escort, Inc.

Tweets by @CrittendenAuto










By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

Mario Andretti

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Open Wheel Racing

Mario Andretti
Person

Topic Navigation
Wikipedia: Mario Andretti

Page Sections
Biography
Reference Desk
Multimedia
Photographs
Article Index
Merchandise
Born:  February 28, 1940

A race car driver, famous for having competed in and won in a wide variety of motorsports in the United States and abroad including winning the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as championships in Formula 1, dirt cars, IndyCars, IROC, and was named the "Driver of the Century" by the Associated Press and RACER magazine.

1967 Daytona 500 winner
1969 Indianapolis 500 winner
1978 Formula 1 Champion
1984 PPG Indy Car World Series Champion
1995 24 Hours of Le Mans Class Winner (2nd Overall)

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mario Andretti page on 1 January 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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.


Reference Desk

The Crittenden Automotive Library's "Reference Desk" is a collection of materials that cannot be shared due to copyright restrictions. Information from these resources, however, can be shared. Go to the Reference Desk page for more information.

TypeTitle
2002 BookMario Andretti: The Complete Record by Mike O'Leary; MBI Publishing Company


Multimedia

29 February 2012
The Flying Lap, Episode 59: Mario Andretti

It is very difficult to sum-up the man and the racing driver that is Mario Gabriele Andretti. For now, then, let's just adhere to the statistics: he is the only driver ever to have won the F1 World Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. (True: he never won Le Mans - but he finished second there in 1995 and he was third at the Circuit of the Sarthe, sharing a Porsche with his son, Michael, in 1983. He also helped Ferrari secure the 1972 World Sports Car Championship; and, in 1970, at the Sebring 12 Hours, drove one of the greatest races in sports car history to win in the closing stages.) He was won four IndyCar Championships from 52 race victories, countless more sprint and midget events, the Pikes Peak hill-climb and even a drag race. He is one of only three drivers ever to have taken the pole for his first F1 race - and his 12 Grand Prix victories and 18 poles came with two of the biggest names in the sport - Scuderia Ferrari and Team Lotus. Mario was as competitive in his 40s as he was in his 20s and raced at Le Mans as recently as 2000, when he was 60. He remains one of only two Americans ever to win the World Championship. And he is today the fully-active, passionate head of a family racing dynasty that has produced Michael, Jeff, John, Marco - and also, in the early years, twin brother Aldo. Mario, who turned 72 yesterday, is also a man of the times: he is on Twitter (@MarioAndretti); his website (http://marioandretti.com) is a feast of Italian operatic scores, images and stats; and he is the new face of Go Daddy.com, the domain name company. Very appropriately, a huge Mario Andretti billboard recently dominated Times Square in New York City.

This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License

Download The Flying Lap, Episode 59 at The Internet Archive - 1:13:44


Photographs

Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B Model Car Ferrari 312B
Tamiya 1:12 scale kit
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B Model Car - 3.8MB
Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B Model Car Ferrari 312B
Tamiya 1:12 scale kit
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B Model Car - 3.8MB
Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B Model Car Ferrari 312B
Tamiya 1:12 scale kit
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B Model Car - 3.8MB
Mario Andretti Lola T88 Model Car Lola T88/00
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Mario Andretti Lola T88 Model Car - 3.9MB
Mario Andretti Lola T88 Model Car Lola T88/00
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Mario Andretti Lola T88 Model Car - 3.4MB
Mario Andretti Lola T88 Model Car Lola T88/00
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
View photo of Mario Andretti Lola T88 Model Car - 3.9MB
1993 Mario Andretti Model Car 1993 Lola T93/00
Tamiya kit
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden

2009 Summer NNL

August 2, 2009
View photo of 1993 Mario Andretti Model - 3,229KB
1993 Mario Andretti Model Car 1993 Lola T93/00
Tamiya kit
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden

2009 Summer NNL

August 2, 2009
View photo of 1993 Mario Andretti Model - 3,338KB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
16 March 1999CART Media ConferenceMario Andretti
2 October 2001CART Media ConferenceMario Andretti
27 February 2002CART Media ConferenceMario Andretti
Michael Andretti
Chris Pook
6 August 2002CART Media ConferenceMario Andretti
Derek Daly
Adrian Fernandez
Chris Kneifel

23 April 2003Mario Andretti May Return to Indy 500Voice of America
24 April 2003Andretti Survives Indy 500 Practice Session CrashVOA Sports
25 April 2003Champ Car Media ConferenceMario Andretti
George Bruggenthies
Chris Pook
10 June 2003Champ Car Media ConferenceMario Andretti
Mark Blundell
Alex Zanardi
24 May 2005IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Marco Andretti
Mario Andretti
Kenny Brack
Scott Sharp
20 December 2005Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMarco Andretti
Mario Andretti
Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
9 November 2010Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMario Andretti
Tom Lee
28 September 2011Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMario Andretti
Michael Andretti
24 January 2012Grand-Am Road Racing Media ConferenceMario Andretti
A.J. Foyt


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Collector Card - 1991 All World Racing 5Mario AndrettiK-Mart/Texaco Havoline
Collector Card - 1991 All World Racing 961984 P.P.G. Champion Mario AndrettiK-Mart/Texaco Havoline
Die Cast - GMP 7801Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing #2 4-cam Ford dirt champ1:18 scale, #2 Mario Andretti, Production: 1,500
Die Cast - Cars L4153-0911G1Mario AndrettiThe World of Cars, small scale, Teal & Dark Yellow #11 "Mario"1964 Ford Fairlane


Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr  
 
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute