Mario Andretti articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory 8th October 2007, 11:00

Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races […]

Hunt wins amid Fuji tragedy 27th September 2007, 9:00

F1′s return to Fuji in 1977 saw a terrible crash which claimed the lives of two spectators. James Hunt won the race for McLaren.

Marco Andretti (Meet the rookies) 15th August 2007, 11:00

With a surname like Andretti, how can he fail? This kid’s got to end up in F1 sooner or later. Whether he’ll sink like father Michael, or swim to the title like grandfather Mario, is the big, big question. It’s big, because it could also be the key to unlocking F1 popularity in the States.

French GP 2007: Statistics & Facts 2nd July 2007, 13:00

Kimi Raikkonen finally won at a track where he’s never failed to finish before. Lewis Hamilton goes after more records but one of his amazing runs has come to an end. Two drivers are still yet to out-qualify their team mates and F1 refugee Juan Pablo Montoya has joined a very select groups of legendary […]

F1′s famous names return 20th June 2007, 7:00

The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two […]

Ten of the best… American F1 drivers 14th June 2007, 13:00

There were no American drivers in F1 at all from 1994 to 2005. But the country has given F1 two champions and a host of Grand Prix winners.

“Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001) 10th June 2007, 7:00

Lewis Hamilton is a cracking F1 driver. But just how good a racer is he, really? I want to see how he would adapt his turn-in style to the British Touring Car Championship in a front wheel drive Seat Leon. I want to see him tackle the Indianapolis 500 where they turn 230mph average laps […]

F1 in the news 38: ‘Greatest’ drivers 8th June 2007, 10:00

AOL put some downright weird choices into their ’50 greatest drivers’ list – check it out below. Plus the first major interview with Lewis Hamilton and Mario Andretti previews the United States Grand Prix.

1979 Canadian Grand Prix flashback 7th June 2007, 13:00

Gilles Villeneuve won his first ever Grand Prix at his home race in 1978. It was the first time the Canadian Grand Prix was held at the Montreal circuit. A year later he returned hoping to win again in front of his home crowd, having lost the World Championship battle to Ferrari team mate Jody […]

Banned! Ground effect

The last in our series looking at F1 technologies that were banned looks at one innovation that the governing body were surely right to get rid of. Indeed, had they stepped in more quickly to rid the sport of ground effect cars, a series of terrifying crashes might have been avoided – and lives might […]