Passion, commitment, and determination are the fuels that propel Mario Andretti to success time and time again. After a rich history of auto racing filled with celebrations and triumphs, Mario now contributes his talents beyond the track to the business world as he leads a number of companies to accomplish ambitious goals.
Throughout his career, his quests to achieve racing championships led him around the world and presented Mario with unique challenges to master tracks with expertly designed equipment and superior driving skills. Today those experiences pave the foundation for excellence in business leadership as he drives performance through his philosophy of hard work, perseverance, innovation, and teamwork.
Mario began his racing career in his hometown of Nazareth, Pennsylvania back in 1959. Throughout his life, he accomplished numerous achievements making him a legend on the track. As the winner of the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Formula One World Championship, the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, and the IndyCar Championship among others, his 111 wins over five decades provided him the knowledge and experience of what it takes to be a winner.
Today Mario applies that experience to other fields within his community and with a myriad of businesses. As a result, his native country of Italy provided him the title of Commendatore in 2006 and the Library of Congress proclaimed him a living Legend in 2008. While further titles continue to come his way, it’s the pursuit of excellence and commitment to outstanding performance that inspires Mario in his business leadership career.
Being born into the Andretti family, Michael wasn’t just destined to become a successful racecar driver but he also shares the Andretti DNA filled with the same intense desire for achievement in both professional and personal pursuits. After achieving status as one of the top CART drivers of all time with 42 victories and being second on the record list of IndyCar laps led at 6,702, Michael retired from his full-time driving career to lend his experience beyond the track.
In 2003, he proved his leadership abilities with his newly founded team, Andretti Green that compiled over 50 IndyCar Series wins and over 20 firestone Indy Lights victories. Today, his teams have expanded to a full Global enterprise, Andretti Autosport. To date, his organization has achieved over 200 total race wins, four IndyCar Series championships, four Indy Lights titles, one Indy Pro 2000 and one USF2000 championship, a Silver Class GT4 championship, and has captured victory five times at the Indianapolis 500.
Today, Michael is a successful business leader as he motivates employees and drives winning strategies using the same focus and determination that sped him to the checkered flag throughout his career. By setting the bar high and expecting commitment to continual improvement, his teams are consistently in victory lane.
With a name like Andretti, expectations are high when you enter the world of racing. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, the Andretti Autosport team fields multiple entries in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship LMP3 division.
Also under the Andretti racing umbrella are its Andretti Formula E program competing in the ABB FIA Formula-E Championship. Additionally, the team competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through a partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports and is set to field an entry in the new Extreme E championship via Andretti United Extreme E.
The Global racing enterprise boasts over 200 total race wins, four IndyCar Series championships, four Indy Lights titles, one Indy Pro 2000 and one USF2000 championship, a Silver Class GT4 championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
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