Saturday, November 16, 2013

Great Article on Mario Andretti!!

I really enjoyed this WSJ article on Mario Andretti. It gives us a great insight into his personality and background. It's so easy to forget that he was the last American to win a Formula 1 race... Wonder if a talent like him could ever make it all the way to the top like that today...

As a teenager, he was working in a gas station when he and his brother hatched the idea to build a race car from a Hudson Hornet. They borrowed $500 from the bank and got fake IDs. (They were 19 at their first race; the legal age for racing was 21.)