Mario Andretti, born in 1940 in Istria, is an Italian-American racing driver. During a career spanning nearly five decades, he made a name for himself in motorsport history by winning the Formula 1 World Championship in 1978, the Indianapolis 500 in 1969, the Daytona 500 Miles in 1967 and four North American single-seater championships.
Mario Andretti has won both Formula 1, IndyCar, World Sports Car Championship and NASCAR.
His latest victory at the IndyCar in Phoenix in 1993 made him the first driver to win a race in four different decades.
His victory at the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix was the last for an American driver in Formula 1. Andretti, who has achieved 109 career victories, is considered one of the greatest American drivers in history and in American popular culture. its name is synonymous with speed.