Podcast: Mario Andretti, Centenary Stories

Motor Sport Podcast

One of racing's all-time greats, Mario Andretti looks back at a glorious career, from the races that first inspired him to his future F1 plans, in the first of a series of podcasts marking Motor Sport's 100 years

Centenary Stories with Mario Andretti
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F1 World Champion, four-time IndyCar title-holder and Daytona 500 winner, Mario Andretti is the first guest in a special podcast series marking 100 years of Motor Sport‘s publication

Andretti has been a regular in Motor Sport‘s pages for more than half that time, and is still making headlines, with plans to be the first to test the Andretti F1 car, if the team is granted a place on the grid.

He joins Rob Widdows to recall a career that made him one of the sport’s all-time greats, from watching Stirling Moss and Alberto Ascari as a spectator, to meeting Colin Chapman, succeeding in F1, and then racing against his son.

Andretti explains why his passion for racing has never dimmed, which led him to Le Mans aged 60; saw him driving IndyCar’s two-seat car into his 80s; and gives him the desire to travel the world again as part of an 11th F1 team.

“Motor racing is our life. We have nothing else. That’s the way we’ve fed our families from day one,” he says.