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Emerson Fittipaldi – Father of Brazilian Motorsport

Submitted by on October 24, 2014

Emerson Fittipaldi with Colin Chapman in 197140 years ago Emerson Fittipaldi delivered McLaren their first ever Formula One World Championship. This light-hearted yet hard hitting official video looks back at his amazing career.

Opening Image: Emerson Fittipaldi and Colin Chapman in 1971, Monaco (The Cahier Archive)

October 6th 1974 saw Emerson Fittipaldi bring home home McLaren’s first-ever world championship trophy. Forty years later he’s commonly refereed to as the ‘Father of Brazilian Motorsport’.

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This in-house McLaren production was shot and developed with the help of Emerson himself. We found it highly entertaining, and we feel you will too. Enjoy.

Fittipaldi also won the Formula One World Championship in 1972 whilst driving for Lotus, and the IndyCar Championship for Patrick Racing in 1989. The latter included a memorable win at the 1989 Indianapolis 500. In total he won 14 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, and four non-championship Grands Prix.

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