Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940 in Montova, d'Istria, Italy (now Motovun, Croatia)) is a retired racing driver, who is one of the most successful Americans in motorsport and its most successful in Formula One, winning a World Championship in 1978. He also won the Indianapolis 500 in 1969. He is one of a few drivers to score a pole position on his début. He is also the only person to win the World Championship, the Indianapolis 500, and the Daytona 500 stock car race.

He drove for Lotus (twice), March, Ferrari (twice), Parnelli, Alfa Romeo and Williams.


Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Right from the start, Andretti was quicker than anyone" - Harry Carpenter. BBC. 1978 Argentine Grand Prix

"Andretti's car is functioning perfectly, look how long it is before Watson comes in to view". - Harry Carpenter. BBC. 1978 Argentine Grand Prix

With victory in sight, Andretti is easing off. There is no need to flog the engine, there is plenty of lead in hand." Harry Carpenter. BBC. 1978 Argentine Grand Prix

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1968 Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1969 Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1970 STP Corporation March-Ford Cosworth 4 16th Report
1971 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 12 8th Report
1972 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 4 12th Report
1973 Did not compete
1974 Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1975 Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford Cosworth 5 14th Report
1976 John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 22 6th Report
Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford Cosworth
1977 John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 47 3rd Report
1978 John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 64 1st Report
1979 Martini Racing Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 14 12th Report
1980 Team Essex Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1 20th Report
1981 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 3 17th Report
1982 TAG Williams Team Williams-Ford Cosworth 4 19th Report
Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 139
Starts 128
Pole Positions 18
Front Row Starts 24
Race Wins 12
Podiums 19
Fastest laps 10
Points 180
Laps Raced 5278
Distance Raced 24444.618 km (15189 mi)
Races Led 22
Laps Led 798
Distance Led 3573.232 km (2220 mi)
Doubles 8
Hat-Tricks 2

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1971 South African Grand Prix
2 1976 Japanese Grand Prix
3 1977 United States Grand Prix West
4 1977 Spanish Grand Prix
5 1977 French Grand Prix
6 1977 Italian Grand Prix
7 1978 Argentine Grand Prix
8 1978 Belgian Grand Prix
9 1978 Spanish Grand Prix
10 1978 French Grand Prix
11 1978 German Grand Prix
12 1978 Dutch Grand Prix

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 0 NC
EXC Ret
1969 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 0 NC
Ret DNP Ret Ret
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 4 16th
Ret 3rd DNP DNP DNP Ret Ret Ret
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 12 8th
1st Ret DNQ Ret DNP 4th DNP 13th DNS
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 4 12th
Ret 4th Ret DNP DNP 7th 6th
1973 Did not compete
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
7th DSQ
1975 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 5 14th
Ret 7th 17th Ret
[1]
Ret 4th 5th 12th 10th Ret
[2]
Ret Ret
1976 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg 22 6th
Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 12th 5th 3rd Ret 3rd Ret 1st
1977 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Japan.svg 47 3rd
5th Ret Ret 1st 1st 5th Ret 6th 1st 14th Ret Ret Ret 1st 2nd 9th Ret
1978 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg 64 1st
1st 4th 7th 2nd 11th 1st 1st Ret 1st Ret 1st Ret 1st 6th Ret 10th
1979 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 14 12th
5th Ret 4th 4th 3rd Ret Ret C Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th 10th Ret
1980 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 1 20th
Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret 7th Ret 8th Ret Ret 6th
1981 Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.png Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 3 17th
4th Ret 8th Ret 10th Ret 8th 8th Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret
1982 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 4 19th
Ret 3rd Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

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  1. Race stopped after 29/75 Laps. Half points awarded
  2. Race stopped after 29/54 Laps. Half points awarded

External links[edit | edit source]

V T E List of World Drivers' Champions
1950: Giuseppe Farina
1951: Juan Manuel Fangio
1952: Alberto Ascari
1953: Alberto Ascari
1954: Juan Manuel Fangio
1955: Juan Manuel Fangio
1956: Juan Manuel Fangio
1957: Juan Manuel Fangio
1958: Mike Hawthorn
1959: Jack Brabham
1960: Jack Brabham
1961: Phil Hill
1962: Graham Hill
1963: Jim Clark
1964: John Surtees
1965: Jim Clark
1966: Jack Brabham
1967: Denny Hulme
1968: Graham Hill
1969: Jackie Stewart
1970: Jochen Rindt
1971: Jackie Stewart
1972: Emerson Fittipaldi
1973: Jackie Stewart
1974: Emerson Fittipaldi
1975: Niki Lauda
1976: James Hunt
1977: Niki Lauda
1978: Mario Andretti
1979: Jody Scheckter
1980: Alan Jones
1981: Nelson Piquet
1982: Keke Rosberg
1983: Nelson Piquet
1984: Niki Lauda
1985: Alain Prost
1986: Alain Prost
1987: Nelson Piquet
1988: Ayrton Senna
1989: Alain Prost
1990: Ayrton Senna
1991: Ayrton Senna
1992: Nigel Mansell
1993: Alain Prost
1994: Michael Schumacher
1995: Michael Schumacher
1996: Damon Hill
1997: Jacques Villeneuve
1998: Mika Häkkinen
1999: Mika Häkkinen
2000: Michael Schumacher
2001: Michael Schumacher
2002: Michael Schumacher
2003: Michael Schumacher
2004: Michael Schumacher
2005: Fernando Alonso
2006: Fernando Alonso
2007: Kimi Räikkönen
2008: Lewis Hamilton
2009: Jenson Button
2010: Sebastian Vettel
2011: Sebastian Vettel
2012: Sebastian Vettel
2013: Sebastian Vettel
2014: Lewis Hamilton
2015: Lewis Hamilton
2016: Nico Rosberg
2017: Lewis Hamilton
2018: Lewis Hamilton
2019: Lewis Hamilton
2020: Lewis Hamilton
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