The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.

— Emerson Fittipaldi

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You have to visualize a second or two ahead of your car what line you are taking, what you are going to do, before you get there because it comes too fast.


A racing driver has to be a good driver.


I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God.


Indy car racing is much more aggressive.


I go to see grand prix every year, and I watch every race on TV for sure.

I probably go to three or four CART races and three or four Formula One races.


I think with new president Chris Pook of CART, he is very active and strong.


To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance.

Thank god I am not doing it!


Sports is a way of entertainment, to people who are in different backgrounds, and for people who dedicated their lives to achieve the best in sports.


I was extremely aggressive from the start.


I have to accept risk as a racing driver.


I based in Brazil, Sao Paulo, but I come very often to the states, and I travel all over the world.


There are many young talents in Brazil.

There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One.


About Emerson Fittipaldi

Quotes 23 sayings
Nationality Brazilian
Profession Driver
Birthday December 12, 1946

I do not speak the English so good, but then I speak the driving very well.


Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing.


You had to decompress the pressure before the race.

I taught my heart to relax. I lay down before the race. It gave me more energy just before the race.


I wanted to be the best in the world.


Also, I am very religious. It gave me peace of mind all my career.


You are going in one second the length of a football field.

That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.


I know if someone is coming from my right side. I could feel it.


When I came to America Al Unser, Jr. was very difficult. And Bobby Unser.


I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world.


Everything happened very quickly in my career.

It was a very great honor for me to break Jim Clarks record (as youngest champion).

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