Mario Andretti’s accomplishments in Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar and sports car racing have built him into a motor racing legend. He is the only driver to have won the F1 World Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.
Mario Andretti made his USAC National Championship debut in 1964 as he pursued a career in open-wheel racing, driving the Dean Van Lines Special through 1967.
First Indianapolis 500
Mario Andretti won Rookie of the Year honors at the 1965 Indy 500 with a third-place finish. He went on to win the 1965 USAC National Championship.
Daytona 500 champion
Mario Andretti poses in his Holman-Moody Ford Fairlane at Daytona International Speedway in 1967. Andretti surprised everyone by winning the Daytona 500 that year in dominating fashion, leading 112 of the 200 laps.
First F1 start
Mario Andretti took pole position in his Formula One debut at the 1968 United States GP at Watkins Glen in a Lotus 49B.
Indianapolis 500 champion
Mario Andretti drives the STP Hawk III/Ford TC on his way to winning the 1969 Indianapolis 500 USAC Indy Car race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andretti led 116 of the 200 laps in taking what would be his only Indy 500 victory.
Mario Andretti leads a pack of cars en route to his first Formula One win in his first race for Ferrari at the 1971 South African GP.
Mario Andretti's last F1 win came at the 1978 Dutch GP. Here he leads his teammate Ronnie Peterson, who would die as a result of injuries sustained in the next race in Monza, while Andretti would take the championship.
End of a storied career
Mario Andretti sits in the Lola T93/00 Newman Hass Indy car at Phoenix International Raceway during a preseason test in 1993 with Nigel Mansell. Andretti would win at Phoenix later in the year - his final Indy car win.
The Andretti family
The Andretti family is still very much involved in motor racing, particularly in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Here, Mario (C) stands next to son Michael (L) and grandson Marco (R).