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Emerson Fittipaldi
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Fittipaldi in 2008
Born 12 December 1946 (1946-12-12) (age 74)
São Paulo, Brazil
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Active years 19701980
Teams Lotus, McLaren, Fittipaldi Automotive
Entries 149 (144 starts)
Championships 2 (1972, 1974)
Wins 14
Podiums 35
Career points 281
Pole positions 6
Fastest laps 6
First entry 1970 British Grand Prix
First win 1970 United States Grand Prix
Last win 1975 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1980 United States Grand Prix

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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