Mario’s generous words January 14 2016

The great Mario Andretti has honoured Brian Redman’s forthcoming memoir (publication date 10 March) with a foreword.

Their paths crossed twice in racing. First, they were both driving partners with Jacky Ickx in sports cars with Ferrari during 1972, Mario taking four wins and Brian two. Second, they were fierce competitors in Formula 5000 in North America, Brian becoming champion in both seasons they raced against each other, 1974 and 1975. Here are a few of Mario’s choice words:

‘No driver can do everything but, as an Italian, I sure wish I had a Targa Florio trophy and I bet Brian wouldn’t mind having his name on one in Indianapolis.

‘Now it turns out that Brian writes like he drove, right to the point and always with passion. He has managed to cap a pretty terrific racing career with a pretty terrific racing memoir. Buckle up, readers, you’re in for a great ride.