Emerson Fittipaldi

1946-12-12 (age 74)


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Fittipaldi says 2022 F1 calendar is "too much" for drivers
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Fittipaldi says 2022 F1 calendar is "too much" for drivers

Double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi believes 2022's 23-race calendar is "too much" and he doesn't understand how drivers can cope with its "crazy" demands.

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career Prime

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career

Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves

How Chapman's wedge-shaped wonder won Fittipaldi’s heart Prime
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How Chapman's wedge-shaped wonder won Fittipaldi’s heart

Emerson Fittipaldi has driven many successful cars – in Formula 1 and Indycars – but his all-time favourite remains the machine in which he took his first F1 World Championship in 1972, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year

50 years on: Fittipaldi pays tribute to F1 legend Jochen Rindt

Fifty years on from the day Jochen Rindt was killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix, two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi recalls a wonderful friendship with F1’s only posthumous title winner.

Race of my Life: Emerson Fittipaldi on the 1972 Italian GP

As launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we revisit the race double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi picked as his best – the 1972 Italian Grand Prix in which he clinched his first title for Team Lotus.

Massa and Fittipaldis star at Ayrton Senna festival in Sao Paulo

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, his grandson Pietro and ex-Ferrari star Felipe Massa all starred as Sao Paulo’s streets echoed to the sound of Ayrton Senna’s F1 cars last weekend.

Piola & Fittipaldi: What made the Lotus 72 so special
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Piola & Fittipaldi: What made the Lotus 72 so special

The Lotus 72 won two Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championships and three Constructors’ titles between 1970 and 1973.

F1’s iconic cars: The McLaren M23 by Giorgio Piola

In our last deep dive into Giorgio Piola’s treasure trove, we cast our eye over Ferrari’s 312. But it was 1974 rivals McLaren and Emerson Fittipaldi that prevailed, running out the eventual winners in a less complex but far more compliant car.

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How McLaren recovered from its greatest tragedy

The tragic death of Bruce McLaren could have initiated his young team's demise. But remarkably, and inspired by Bruce's own determination and grit, they gathered themselves and pushed on to greater glory.

Book review: ‘In the Zone’ reveals hidden secrets of the mind

In his new book ‘In the Zone’, Clyde Brolin delves into the mental superpowers that set apart the greatest athletes in motor racing and beyond.

Gallery: F1 drivers who raced in the Indy 500

Several F1 drivers have been lured by the Indy 500, which forms a part of the the Triple Crown of Motorsport. While some went on to win the fabled race, others returned with less spectacular results.

Emerson Fittipaldi unveils new EF7 track day supercar

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi has revealed his track day supercar at the Geneva Motor Show, the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo.

Paul Tracy: Lack of rivalries and ‘bad guys’ are hurting the sport

Indy car legend Paul Tracy says IndyCar and NASCAR are suffering as a result of fewer ‘villains’ and the types of fierce rivalries that marked his career.

McLaren celebrates its Formula 1 heroes and history with 50th anniversary campaign – video

An online video film charts some of the pivotal moments in the McLaren's history

Emerson Fittipaldi sets record straight on TV show “scandal”

In an exclusive interview, motorsport legend Emerson Fittipaldi tells about his financial situation, and the recent TV show in Brazil that he feels has tarnished his reputation. to host two incentive-based contingency programs for karters and Emerson Fittipaldi Announce 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment Karting Series Contingency and Driver of the Year Programs

Stewart and Prost ‘demoted’ as Senna coffin carriers, claims new TV series

Grand Prix racing legends Sir Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were originally planned to have been at the front of the ceremony to carry Ayrton Senna’s coffin during his funeral service, claims a new TV series in Brazil.

Poor F3 driving standards stem from karting - Fittipaldi

Two-time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi thinks that the poor driving standards seen in European Formula 3 this season originate from habits picked up by drivers in go-karting.

Fittipaldi: F1 drivers being turned into robots

Formula 1 drivers are being turned into 'robots' because teams and sponsors try to stop them being themselves, claims former champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

Emerson Fittipaldi named official Mexican GP race ambassador

The Formula 1 legend will play a major role in this year's event.

There's only one Emerson Fittipaldi! Or is there?

The two-time F1 world champion and Indy 500 winner’s son – Little Emmo – is just starting out in karting but he’s showing promise already, says Charles Bradley.

New Fittipaldi filmmakers seek crowdfunding

The team behind the acclaimed documentary film '1: Life on the Limit' is using Kickstarter to fund a new project about the life and career of Emerson Fittipaldi.

Pietro Fittipaldi signs for Fortec's FIA F3 European attack

Top team signs up Brazilian young gun, who is aiming to emulate his famous grandfather.

Review: The Beast by Jade Gurss's Anne Proffit took a look at Jade Gurss' book, The Beast ahead of the holiday season.

Review: Jim McGee, Crew Chief of Champions's Anne Proffit takes a look at an Indianapolis based books released this year, and give an idea of which gear head in your family would want it for Christmas.

FIA 'washes its hands' with Bianchi blame - Tambay

Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay has hit out at the FIA for so squarely blaming Jules Bianchi for his life-threatening Suzuka crash.

Accident Panel releases findings, blames Bianchi for Suzuka tragedy

The Accident Panel has given more details regarding what happened in those few seconds of chaos as Bianchi lost control and the Marussia struck a tractor.

WEC Sao Paulo halfway report

The race is half over and Porsche shows no signs of giving up command of the race.

Porsches on front row in Sao Paulo

Aston Martin dominates GT qualifying for FIA World Endurance Cup finale.

Fittipaldi will drive an AF Corse Ferrari

The Brazilian driver will share the Ferrari #61.

McLaren gives Alonso deadline for 2015 decision

McLaren has warned Fernando Alonso he is running out of time to commit to the British team for the 2015 season.

Change is in the air at Roush Fenway Racing

RFR adds Mark McArdle and Kevin Kidd to the competition ranks

Alonso's McLaren deal appears done - reports

After a frantic period of mystery and speculation, the course of Fernando Alonso's future is now beginning to clear.

Fittipaldi in favor of new F1 rules and the prospect of three-car teams

F1 is changing once more and Emerson Fittipaldi likes the direction it may be heading.

Autocourse back in time: the Lotus 79

Thanks to Autocourse, the world's leading Grand Prix annual, we're going back in time with this exclusive story Alan Henry wrote about Lotus, Colin Chapman and the teams creation and development of the Lotus 79.

Andretti Autosport engineer Roger Griffiths high on Formula E

He was "a bit of a skeptic,' but now convinced it has a future.

Racer/kingpin Randy Lanier is a free man

In less surprising news, Hell expected to freeze over.

Pietro Fittipaldi crowned champion at Silverstone

Grandfather Emerson Fittipaldi watched the race from pits and TV cameras looking on.

Schumacher's son on path to F1 glory

Mick Betsch has become become the vice-champion of the FIA's KF-Junior karting category.

Parallel Lines: The Fittipaldi family

Welcome to a new series. In this first installment of 'Parallel Lines,' we talked with Emerson, Pietro, and Enzo Fittipaldi.

Pietro Fittipaldi takes one step closer to championship with eighth victory in succession

Championship leader Pietro Fittipaldi has been unstoppable this season, winning nine of the eleven races contested thus far.

Wolff 'advised' Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes came close to signing up F1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen.

Road America boasts rich history

This weekend, another chapter will be written in the circuit's annals...

Fittipaldi, Barbosa ready to roll into Road America

Action Express looks to keep the momentum going.

TW Steel set to launch #JoinTheTeam competition

One lucky winner to join Sahara Force India at Italian Grand Prix.

Action Express Racing revs up for Indianapolis

Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa maintain that championship focus as the squad sits just five points out of the championship lead.

Formula E hosts prestigious global launch party

BMW set to become official vehicle supplier.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell complete line-up for Silverstone’s parades

Nigel Mansell and two-times British Grand Prix winner Emerson Fittipaldi are the latest Formula 1® greats confirmed to take part in Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix parades.

Stewart, Prost moved from front of Senna's coffin

20 years later after Magic's funeral, behind-the-scene stories emerge.

Reviewing Franchitti and Hallbery's "Romance of Racing"

Anne Proffit reviews the book put together by Andy Hallbery and Dario Franchitti called "Romance of Racing."

Emerson Fittipaldi talks about 20 years without Ayrton Senna Chairman Emerson Fittipaldi remembers Ayrton Senna.

Ayrton did not truly die

The podium that Ayrton Senna occupies in Brazilians’ heart is not a podium for racing drivers, it is a podium for national heroes.

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

Ecclestone's idea would be to form a grid of real F1 cars.

FIA World Motor Sport Council meets in Marrakech

The following decisions were made after the World Motor Sport Council met in Marrakech, Morocco on Friday.

Long Beach in 10 year increments

IndyCar returns to the famous Long Beach street circuit for the 30th year in 2014.

Power surges into history books with St. Pete win

On March 30, Power matched Johncock (1977-78) as the only drivers in the modern era (since 1946) to win the final two races of one season and the opener of the next.

Emerson Fittipaldi to be special guest at the Legends Club Montréal for the Canadian GP

Emmo will be on hand in the hospitality area, celebrating the 40th anniversary of his second World Championship.

Double R names Guimarães as first signing

As one of the most successful kart drivers in Brazilian motorsport history, Felipe Guimarães is supported by former Formula 1 racers Emerson Fittipaldi and Alex Dias Ribeiro.

Colin Noble Junior motor racing champion moves up a gear

Colin Noble Junior, has signed up with MGR Motorsport to compete in the forthcoming 2014 Protyre Formula Renault Championship.