Andretti, Mario

Montona, Italy
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Mario Andretti was born February 28th, 1940 in Italy, but became an American citizen in 1964.
Mario Andretti began his Formula 1 career at the 1968 United States Grand Prix. He retired after the 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix.

Mario Andretti raced for Lotus, March, Ferrari, Parnelli, Alfa Romeo and Williams.

After it became his way of life he always said he was born to race, yet the circumstances in his formative years forced Mario Andretti to take an exceedingly circuitous route to get where he wanted to go. Mario and his twin brother Aldo were born on February 28, 1940, with World War II raging all around their birthplace of Montona, a town near the Italian port city of Trieste. The brothers’ first seven years were spent in a camp for displaced persons, where the Andretti family endured exceedingly crowded conditions and severe food shortages. When the war ended and their part of Italy was handed over to the Communists and became part of what was then Yugoslavia, the Andrettis moved to Lucca, where young Mario first became aware of the sport that was to become his all-consuming passion.

Mario Andretti
World Championships: 1
Grand Prix Entered: 131 (128 starts)
Podiums: 19
Points: 180
Wins: 12
Pole Positions: 18
Fastest Laps: 10
Formula 1 Champion Mario Andretti: 1978

Year – Grand Prix
1978 Dutch Grand Prix
1978 German Grand Prix
1978 French Grand Prix
1978 Spanish Grand Prix
1978 Belgian Grand Prix
1978 Argentine Grand Prix
1977 Italian Grand Prix
1977 French Grand Prix
1977 Spanish Grand Prix
1977 United States Grand Prix West
1976 Japanese Grand Prix
1971 South African Grand Prix


Country US
Podiums 19
Points 180
Grand Prix entered 131
World Championships 1 (1978)
Grand Prix Wins 12
Highest race finish 1st
Highest grid position 1st
Pole Positions 18
Date of birth February 28th, 1940
Place of birth Montona, Italy
Country Italy
State/Province Abruzzo
distance: 586 Miles
Address Montona, Italy
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