Behind The Booth: Mario Andretti & Booth 30

Behind The Booth: Mario Andretti & Booth 30

Mario Andretti (born 1940), is a legendary figure in the world of motorsports. Born in Montona, Italy, his family immigrated to the United States in 1955, where he would eventually establish himself as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.

Andretti's career spans across multiple disciplines of racing, including Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR, and sports cars. His versatility and skill behind the wheel earned him numerous accolades and championships throughout his career. In 1978, he clinched the Formula One World Championship, cementing his status as one of the elite drivers in the sport.

Throughout his life, Andretti has remained actively involved in racing, both as a competitor and as a team owner. Beyond his racing accomplishments, Andretti's charisma and passion for the sport has made him a beloved figure among fans worldwide. Even in retirement, he continues to contribute to the sport's development, offering insights and advice to emerging talents.

Andretti is also a frequent patron of the Steer and a family friend to the owners. You can often find him enjoying his vintages from the Andretti Winery in his booth, Number 30.

Image Credits:
Dutch National Archives via Wikimedia Commons