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Andretti, Mario Gabriel (also Mario Gabriele Andretti)

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Race Drivers


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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