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Emerson Fittipaldi is a semi-retired Brazilian automobile racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 twice each and the CART championship once.

Moving up from Formula Two, Fittipaldi made his race debut for Team Lotus as a third driver at the 1970 British Grand Prix. After Jochen Rindt was killed at the 1970 Italian Grand Prix, the Brazilian became Lotus' lead driver in only his fifth Grand Prix. He enjoyed considerable success with Lotus, winning the World Drivers' Championship in 1972 at the age of 25, a youngest F1 world champion record that he held for 33 years. He later moved to McLaren for 1974, winning the title once again. He surprised the paddock by moving to his brother's Fittipaldi Automotive team prior to the 1976 season, being replaced by James Hunt. Success eluded him during his final years in Formula One, with the Fittipaldi cars not competitive enough to fight for victories. Fittipaldi took two more podium finishes, before retiring in 1980.

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World Champion
1974
1972
Born
12 December 1946
Races
149
Wins
14 14/149 (9.4%)
Podiums
35 35/149 (23.5%)
Points Finishes
57 57/149 (38.3%)
Points
281

Teams (3)

Fittipaldi
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
McLaren
1975
1974
Lotus
1973
1972
1971
1970

Teammates (16)

Keke Rosberg, Fittipaldi
1980
Alex Ribeiro, Fittipaldi
1979
Ingo Hoffmann, Fittipaldi
1977
1976
Jochen Mass, McLaren
1975
1974
Dave Charlton, McLaren
1975
1974
Denny Hulme, McLaren
1974
David Hobbs, McLaren
1974
Mike Hailwood, McLaren
1974
Ronnie Peterson, Lotus
1973
Dave Charlton, Lotus
1973
1972
1971
Reine Wisell, Lotus
1972
1971
1970
Dave Walker, Lotus
1972
Pete Lovely, Lotus
1971
1970
Graham Hill, Lotus
1970
John Miles, Lotus
1970
Jochen Rindt, Lotus
1970

14 Wins from 35 Podiums

1980 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix West Fittipaldi 3rd 4
1978 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Fittipaldi 2nd 6
1975 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1975 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1975 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1975 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1975 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1975 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1974 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1974 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1974 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1974 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1974 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1974 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1974 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1973 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix Lotus 2nd 6
1973 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Lotus 2nd 6
1973 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Lotus 2nd 6
1973 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1973 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1973 Flag of South Africa South African Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1973 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1973 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1972 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1972 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1972 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1972 Flag of France French Grand Prix Lotus 2nd 6
1972 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1972 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1972 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9
1972 Flag of South Africa South African Grand Prix Lotus 2nd 6
1971 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Lotus 2nd 6
1971 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1971 Flag of France French Grand Prix Lotus 3rd 4
1970 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix Lotus 1st 9