Emerson Fittipaldi

Brazil

Auto Racing

B: December 12, 1946

World Driving Champion and Indianapolis 500 Champion.

Fittipaldi made his Formula One debut in 1970, replacing deceased teammate Jochen Rindt. In his first full season, 1971, Fittipaldi finished sixth in the overall standings. In 1972 as he won five of 11 races and easily won the F1 Drivers' Championship from Jackie Stewart by 16 points. He won again in 1974. Fittipaldi decided to retire from racing at the end of 1980. He won 14 Formula One races, but none between 1975 and '80. Fittipaldi took time out from major racing for four years, returning in 1984 in CART. In 1989 he had five wins and finished in the top five in every race he completed, giving him a CART championship. Among his wins was a dominant performance in the Indianapolis 500 where he led 158 of 200 laps and won by two laps. In 1993 he added a second Indianapolis 500 victory.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1974 Preliminary 4

10

4

$1,000

None
1975 European Heat 3
8
15
None
1979 Worlds
12
4
$1,200
None
TOTALS

 

23

$2,200

0

PERSONAL BESTS
Swimming - 50 Meters

48.13

1974 Preliminary 4
Tennis

3rd

1979 Worlds
Gym Test - Medicine Ball Throw

7.54

1975 European Heat 3
Gym Test - Parallel Bar Dips

20

1975 European Heat 3
Gym Test - Squat Thrusts
59
1975 European Heat 3
Shooting
70
1975 European Heat 3
Soccer Penalties (out of 5)
0
1975 European Heat 3
Rowing - 150 Meters
1:02.8
1975 European Heat 3
Bowling
105
1974 Preliminary 4
100 Meter Dash
13.1
1975 European Heat 3
Cycling - 800 Meters

1:51.8

1975 European Heat 3
Bike Race - Half Mile
1:18.00
1974 Preliminary 4
Bike Race - Mile
2:47.76
1974 Preliminary 4
Points Scored

4

1974 Preliminary 4
1979 Worlds
Points Scored (8 of 10 events)

15

1975 European Heat 3

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