Emmo: A Racer's Soul


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By Emerson Fittipaldi

Foreword by Sir Jackie Stewart

Famous for his trademark sideburns and shades, Emerson Fittipaldi was the archetypal 1970s Formula 1 driver and a two-time World Champion, in 1972 for Lotus and in 1974 for McLaren. From his arrival in the UK in 1969 as a wide-eyed lad with big ambitions to his career-ending 200mph crash in Michigan in 1996, ‘Emmo’ tells it as it was. Highly readable and containing stunning photographs, his book reveals his innermost thoughts and feelings, expressed with wit and candour.
  • Packed with insight into the long and successful racing career of one of the leading stars of a golden era of Formula 1.
  • Paying tribute to the people who shaped his life along the way: mother, father and brother, and friends and rivals.    
  • Fittipaldi tells a particularly moving series of stories about his never-to-be-forgotten friend and fellow countryman Ayrton Senna, who was killed so tragically at Imola in 1994.
  • A proudly spiritual man, Fittipaldi writes honestly about his rediscovery of the importance of his faith, which came to him as he fought for his life in the aftermath of his violent Michigan accident of 1996.
  • Now in his 60s, Fittipaldi still loves racing with undiminished fervour, and still has much to say about it – he examines the important challenges facing the sport today.
  • More than just an autobiography, this book is a fitting tribute to the glorious career that made its author a worldwide superstar.
  • ISBN: 978-0-957532-04-5
  • Format: 252x198mm
  • Hardback
  • Page extent: 144pp
  • Illustration: over 225 photographs
  • Word count: 85,000
Emerson Fittipaldi, a Brazilian, enjoyed a long and celebrated career in motor racing. In Formula 1 he was World Champion twice, in 1972 (with Lotus) and 1974 (with McLaren). After a brief period racing his own Fittipaldi Formula 1 car, he transferred to Indycars in North America, becoming CART Champion in 1989. He twice won the Indianapolis 500, in 1989 and 1993.