Italian American racing driver.
1940 - Born 28th of February in Montona d'Istria, Italy, now Motovun, Croatia.
1959 - Andretti placed 3rd in the Indianapolis 500 in his first year.
1964 - Mario made his debut in the USAC series, and won the championship the very next season.
1967 - Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship.
1968 - Started driving in Formula One, taking the pole for his first race at Watkins Glen.
1969 - Only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500.
1978 - Won the Formula One World Championship,
1979 - IROC championship.
1990 - He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
2000 - The Associated Press and RACER magazine named him "Driver of the Century."
- Inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
1996 - He was inducted into the United States National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
2006 - Awarded the highest civilian honor given by the Italian government, the Commendatore dell'Ordine al
Merito della Repubblica Italiana (known as the Commendatore).
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- "If everything's under control, you're going too slow."
- "I recognize my limits but when I look around I realise I am not living exactly in a world of giants."