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Fittipaldi in 2008
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19701980
Teams Lotus, McLaren, Fittipaldi Automotive
Races 149 (144 starts)
Championships 2 (1972, 1974)
Wins 14
Podiums 35
Career points 281
Pole positions 6
Fastest laps 6

Emerson Fittipaldi (born December 12, 1946 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a highly successful Brazilian automobile racing driver. He has won championships in both Formula One, and CART. Fittipaldi won the Indianapolis 500 twice.

Early life

Emerson Fittipaldi was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the younger son of prominent Italian-Brazilian motorsports journalist and radio commentator Wilson Fittipaldi Sr and his wife Józefa "Juzy" Wojciechowska, an immigrant from Saint Petersburg, Russia and of Polish and Russian descent.

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