Emerson Fittipaldi

1946 - Today

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Emerson Fittipaldi (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛmeʁsõ fitʃiˈpawdʒi]; born 12 December 1946) is a Brazilian former automobile racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 twice each and the CART championship once. Moving up from Formula Two, Fittipaldi made his race debut for Team Lotus as a third driver at the 1970 British Grand Prix. After Jochen Rindt was killed at the 1970 Italian Grand Prix, the Brazilian became Lotus's lead driver in only his fifth Grand Prix. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emerson Fittipaldi has received more than 2,093,461 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Emerson Fittipaldi is the 10th most popular racing driver (down from 9th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 14th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Racing Driver.

Emerson Fittipaldi is most famous for winning the Formula One world championship in 1972 and 1974.

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Among racing drivers, Emerson Fittipaldi ranks 10 out of 1,080Before him are Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Ken Miles, and Alberto Ascari. After him are Giuseppe Farina, Nelson Piquet, Carroll Shelby, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Rindt, and Gilles Villeneuve.

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Among people born in 1946, Emerson Fittipaldi ranks 41Before him are Benny Andersson, José Carreras, Oliver Stone, Timothy Dalton, David Suchet, and Marianne Faithfull. After him are Robert Fripp, Masoud Barzani, Isaias Afwerki, Boris Berezovsky, Arrigo Sacchi, and Talia Shire.

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Among people born in Brazil, Emerson Fittipaldi ranks 26 out of 2,236Before him are Jorge Amado (1912), Vavá (1934), Michel Temer (1940), Ronaldinho (1980), Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), and Djalma Santos (1929). After him are Paulo Freire (1921), Romário (1966), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), and Roberto Carlos (1973).


Among racing drivers born in Brazil, Emerson Fittipaldi ranks 2Before him are Ayrton Senna (1960). After him are Nelson Piquet (1952), Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Carlos Pace (1944), Rubens Barrichello (1972), Felipe Massa (1981), Roberto Moreno (1959), Chico Landi (1907), Alex Ribeiro (1948), Bruno Senna (1983), and Christian Fittipaldi (1971).