Mario Gabriele Andretti is often referred to as the greatest racecar driver of all time, having proven himself a winner at all levels of competition. Mario Andretti’s skilled and versatile driving has produced some of racing history’s most legendary accomplishments. Beyond that evocative racing driver’s name, he’s been blessed with ability, determination and competitive fire to match; and during a career that spanned five decades, he has compiled an unrivaled record of accomplishment. Mario Andretti took the checkered flag 111 times during his career – a career that stretched five decades.
Mario Andretti is the only man in history to have ever won ALL of the following prestigious professional motor-sport races:
- Formula 1 World Championship
- American National Championship (four times)
- Indianapolis 500
- Daytona 500
- 24 Hours of Daytona
- 12 Hours of Sebring (three times)
- Pikes Peak International Hill Club
He has won races in sports cars, sprint cars and stock cars – on ovals, road courses, drag strips, on dirt and on pavement. He won at virtually every level of racing since he arrived in America from his native Italy at age 15.
Assessing his legacy is easy, Andretti drove the careers of three men. He drove with a passion and joy that few have equaled – and he won. He was named Driver of the Year in three different decades (the 60s, 70s, 80s), Driver of the Quarter Century (in the 90s) and Driver of the Century in January, 2000.
Mario Andretti retired from active driving at the end of 1994. Now a successful businessman off the track, he serves as spokesman, associate and friend to top executives around the world. Retirement from racing has not slowed Mario Andretti. His name is on a winery in Napa Valley, a car dealership, a chain of gas stations and a distributorship, a clothing line, a coffee table book, car washes, go-kart tracks, car care products, an IMAX movie, video games and replica cars.
Mario Andretti accepts numerous requests to speak to corporate audiences worldwide. He discusses the power of adapting to change, and shares his perspective on how life and business parallel racing. He provides insight on how individuals and companies can win, and how challenges, change, and knowledge can become key factors for success.
The Elements of Success
An Evening with Mario Andretti
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