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Wilson Fittipaldi

Wilson Fittipaldi, 1973, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Wilson Fittipaldi, 1973, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Wilson Fittipaldi, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2017. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2017.

Wilson Fittipaldi, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2017. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2017.

Born:

25 Dec 1943
Sao Paulo

Nationality:

Brazil

Grands Prix:

35 (1972-1975)

F2 starts:

26 (1971-1973)

Teams:

Fittipaldi (1975-1982)

Retired to run his largely unsuccessful Formula 1 team. Nowadays, he helps son Christian, does TV work, and still appears at a number of historic events. However, Wilson now suffer's from Parkinson's Disease, so he has scaled a number of projects back. Wilson also has a Mercedes dealership in his name and runs a huge yacht dealership, where he designed them as well as selling them, but his day-to-day involvement in both of these has also been scaled down. Although Wilson's career was overshadowed by his brother - and arguably his son as well - he was a race winner at both Formula 3 and Formula 2 level. Fittipaldi also raced for some years in saloon cars at the beginning of his career.

Biography last updated 2 Jul 2017