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Andretti, Mario Gabriel

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 81 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).