Here’s everything you need to know about the personal life, net worth, career and more of former F1 racing driver Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti Facts
|Montona, Kingdom of Italy
|Lotus, March, Ferrari, Parnelli, Alfa Romeo, Williams
|US$ 130 million
|Date of Birth
|February 28, 1940
|Late Dee Ann Andretti
Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver. He is considered being one of the most successful drivers in the history of motorsports. A former F1 world champion, Andretti is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, the World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR. Andretti has been in the limelight recently for driving a McLaren F1 car at 82.
Mario Andretti is currently the official ambassador for the Circuit of The Americas and the United States Grand Prix, promoting awareness of Formula 1 in the United States and all forms of motorsports at COTA. The 1978 World Champion still loves to race and age doesn’t seem to be a barrier for him. Andretti has an unmatched legacy in the U.S.A for motorsports – he was the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades (1967, 1978, and 1984).
Mario Andretti Net Worth and Salary
Mario Andretti was one of the most popular racing drivers during his time and has accumulated a serious amount of net worth. Even after retirement, Andretti continued to be the face of motorsports in the US and had a lot of commercial partnerships and deals. As of 2022, Andretti’s estimated net worth is around US$130 million.
During his five-decade-long career, Andretti earned one hundred and fifty million dollars as prize money alone. He also earned over 50 million dollars through endorsement deals.
Mario Andretti Career
Mario Andretti has a stellar record as a professional racing driver. He won the 1978 Formula One World Championship, four IndyCar titles and till date is the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship. Andretti is also the first driver to have won IndyCar races in four different decades.
In his Formula one career, Andretti registered 12 race wins and 19 podium finishes. The biggest highlight of his F1 career came in 1978 when he won his first and only F1 world championship title. Andretti has drove for six teams in F1 – Lotus, March, Ferrari, Parnelli, Alfa Romeo and Williams.
Such is Andretti’s legacy that ahead of this weekend’s US Grand Prix, Circuit of The Americas has renamed its final corner in honour of him. Andretti enjoyed success across many disciplines of racing including IndyCar, NASCAR and Formula 1, and as of 2022, the most recent American to win the F1 world championship. Andretti was the first driver ever to complete a lap of COTA ahead of its inaugural Grand Prix back in 2012, with the track having since become a core part of the motorsport landscape in the United States.
Mario Andretti Personal Life
Mario Andretti was born in 1940 in Istria, which used to be a part of the Kingdom of Italy but is currently in Croatia. Andretti, along with his parents Alvise and Rina and his twin brother Aldo, left their hometown in 1948 and arrived as a refugee in Lucca, Italy.
Andretti married his late wife Dee Ann on November 25, 1961. She passed away because of a heart attack in 2018. Andretti currently lives in Bushkill Township, Pennslyvania. He owns a chain of gasoline stations and a Toyota dealership in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
Mario Andretti Endorsements
Mario Andretti’s exact list of endorsement deals and sponsors is not known in the public domain. It is expected that a legendary figure like Andretti has many lucrative commercial deals in his pocket. As figures suggest, when Andretti was an active racer, he earned over 50 million dollars just through endorsement deals.
Mario Andretti FAQs
|What is the age and date of birth of Mario Andretti?
Mario Andretti is 82 years old and was born on February 28, 1940
|What is the net worth of Mario Andretti?
Mario Andretti has a net worth of $140 million
|Which F1 teams Mario Andretti raced for?
Mario Andretti raced for Lotus, March, Ferrari, Parnelli, Alfa Romeo, Williams during his F1 career
|What is the nationality of Mario Andretti?
Mario Andretti is an American citizen
|Where was Mario Andretti born?
Mario Andretti was born on Montona, Kingdom of Italy
|Where is the residence of Mario Andretti?
Mario Andretti currently resides in Bushkill, Pennslyvania
|Does Mario Andretti have a wife?
Mario Andretti was married to Dee Ann, but she passed away in 2018
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