Wilson Fittipaldi  Brazil

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1972 Brabham 10 10 0 0 5 7 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1973 Brabham 15 15 0 0 6 5 0 0 9 0 0 3 16
1975 Fittipaldi 13 10 0 0 6 10 0 0 21 0 0 0 -
Total 38 35 0 0 17 5 0 0 9 0 0 3
Race Circuit Date
First race Spanish Grand Prix Jarama May 1, 1972 Race results
Last race United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 5, 1975 Race results
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He may have started racing first, but he was overshadowed by his younger brother Emerson. He followed Emerson to Europe, but his foray was not successful and he did not return there until 1970 to race in Formula Three. Formula Two followed in 1971 and Wilson reached Formula One in 1972 with Brabham. Two seasons yielded two points-scoring drives, and he lost third place in the 1973 Monaco Grand Prix when his car failed to pick up its fuel. And so Wilson quit Formula One in 1974. He was back a year later, though, with his own Brazilian-built car. It was not a success and he retired to run the team for the next five years.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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September 27, 1992

(L-R): Wilson, Christian and Emerson Fittipaldi

March 1, 1973

Brabham's Wilson Fittipaldi

     

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