Mario Andretti articles on F1 Fanatic archive

30 years ago: Villeneuve’s last and best F1 win 21st June 2011, 9:03

Gilles Villeneuve’s victory at Jarama on this day in 1981 was instantly recognised as one of the great Grand Prix wins.

On this day in 1981: F1’s fiasco at Zolder 17th May 2011, 8:54

F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.

40 years today: Mario Andretti?s first F1 win 6th March 2011, 18:30

Mario Andretti won his first F1 race 40 years ago today at the 1971 South African Grand Prix.

Jackie Stewart vs Mario Andretti 11th January 2011, 12:42

Jackie Stewart and Mario Andretti were rivals for several years in the late sixties and early seventies.

Top ten… Home Grand Prix wins 23rd March 2010, 16:10

Over the years we’ve seen how performing in front of a home crowd can inspire greatness in racing drivers. Can Mark Webber emulate great drivers of the past like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna by winning his home Grand Prix? If he does expect a reaction from the Australian crowd similar to […]

Top ten… Italian Ferrari drivers 4th September 2009, 10:00

Ten of the best Italian drivers to race for the prancing horse.

Schumacher and F1’s oldest ever drivers 31st July 2009, 11:00

At 40 years, seven months and 20 days, Michael Schumacher will be the oldest F1 driver to start a Grand Prix in 14 years when he makes his highly-anticipated return at Valencia next month. But that doesn’t bring him anywhere near the record for an oldest Grand Prix starter. He’ll have to come back in […]

Formula 1?s lost nations: USA 28th January 2009, 7:00

Last world champion: Mario Andretti, Lotus, 1978 Last Grand Prix winner: Mario Andretti, Lotus, Zandvoort, 1978 Last Grand Prix starter: Scott Speed, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2007 Last Grand Prix: Indianapolis, 2007 Although F1 has never been hugely popular in America, and probably never will be, it has a small but dedicated following in the […]

Ferrari’s 200 pole positions 21st June 2008, 19:58

Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.

The FIA quietly hands out the prizes 8th December 2007, 16:09

The annual FIA gala was yesterday, at which the prizes for all the top international motor sport competitions were handed out. Kimi Raikkonen received his Formula 1 World Drivers’ championship trophy and the Bahrain International Circuit was given an award for excellence. The latter seems rather ironic, given that the organisers are not exactly taxed […]