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Emerson Fittipaldi

Emerson Fittipaldi, 1981 British GP. Copyright Rich Harman 2009.  Used with permission.

Emerson Fittipaldi, 1981 British GP. Copyright Rich Harman 2009. Used with permission.

Emerson Fittipaldi, 2017. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Emerson Fittipaldi, 2017. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Born:

12 Dec 1946
Sao Paulo

Nationality:

Brazil

Grands Prix:

144 (1970-1980)

F2 starts:

19 (1970-1973)

Indy 500s:

11 (1984-1995)

Teams:

Fittipaldi (1976-1982)

Brazillian legend, two time World Champion (1972 and 1974), who raced in CART for some while, until a run of injuries led to retirement. Ran a A1 GP team, but now part-runs a orange farm, and is also involved in the boat industry as well as being a motorsport consultant and involved in a number of business projects. He also returned to racing, in the Grand Prix Masters series and does the odd race still, in GT's in Brazil and in historic racing, or even, in 2014, at the WEC event in Brazil.

Biography last updated 19 Nov 2014