Michael Andretti has filed an application to field a Formula One team starting in 2024. The filing to the FIA, the governing body of F1, was revealed Friday on Twitter by Andretti's father, Mario. The 1978 F1 champion wrote “Andretti Global has the resources and checks every box. He is awaiting the FIA's determination.” Andretti Autosport initially...

In the world of motorsports, Mario Gabriele Andretti needs little introduction. He is a former American racing driver of Italian ancestry. At 14, he became hooked on racing after watching Alberto Ascari compete in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. He grew up to be one of the Motorsports' most famous figures, even surpassing his hero. Andretti is one...

Italian-American racing legend Mario Andretti, 81, is one of the most successful racers of all time, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to the hardships of life, such as grief. Andretti lost his wife and sister in 2018, his nephew to colon cancer in 2020, and his twin brother, Aldo Andretti to COVID-19 complications in December 2020. The Associated...

Aldo Andretti, the twin brother of auto racing legend Mario Andretti and father of the late John Andretti, died Wednesday night at 80, according to a release from Andretti Autosport. The IndyCar team said Aldo Andretti “passed peacefully with a heart full of love and spirit.” In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Mario Andretti wrote that “Aldo Andretti,...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who will be presented with NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadership in Health and Science live during the G...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to auto racing legend Mario Andretti at a Nov. 9 induction and awards gala at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. A 1981 inductee of the hall of fame, Andretti earned victories in 111 races during a career that spanned five decades and six continents. Along the...

On June 17, the New York Golf Kick Off Reception hosted the legendary race-car driver Mario Andretti who presented a National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) scholarship to Trevor Tesoriero at the Classic Car Club in New York, N.Y. Shiny luxury race cars and vintage classics dazzled guests as they enjoyed cocktails and views of the Jersey City s...

Mario Andretti says he remembers everything about that May afternoon 50 years ago when he won the Indianapolis 500 — including the belief that his victory could be followed by a few more in the world’s biggest auto race. More victories at Indianapolis, as race fans know, have not come for Andretti, now 79, or for his sons, his nephew or his grands...

Mario Andretti became the Mario Andretti of legend on May 30, 1969. That’s the day he won his first and only Indianapolis 500 in commanding fashion, defeating second-place Dan Gurney by nearly two laps. He never took the checkered flag at The Brickyard again, but had an epic driving career that stretched into the 1990s. It included a Formula 1 cham...