The Best Mario Andretti quotes

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Some people are born with a natural talent for doing one thing and one thing only. For Mario Andretti, that one thing was racing cars. This quotes compilation of Mario Andretti traces his journey from growing up in a small town in Italy to becoming one of the most successful race car drivers in history. Along the way, Mario has faced many challenges, but always found a way to overcome them. He is truly an inspiration to all entrepreneurs who are looking to make their dreams a reality.

Here are the most inspiring Formula, Drive, Car, Racing, Race quotes from Mario Andretti, and much more.


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About Mario Andretti

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February 28, 1940

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Anybody who can drive and doesn’t come out of it a rich man is a fool. — Mario Andretti


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I don’t remember as a kid wanting to do or be anything else but drive something, be a race driver. — Mario Andretti

Quite honestly, I treat myself with cars I really want to drive, and I have some flexibility to do that. — Mario Andretti

Nothing compares to the Indianapolis 500. — Mario Andretti

anybody who can drive and doesn t come out of it a rich man is a fool Mario Andretti quote

Unfortunately, we don’t educate drivers enough to be respectful on the road. — Mario Andretti

You do the best you can with what’s thrown at you, then you try again. — Mario Andretti

The man upstairs is pushing the buttons, and if your name happens to be on that button, well, thank you. — Mario Andretti


Staging Formula One is incredibly expensive. — Mario Andretti

Every NASCAR driver watches Formula One in the morning; they are well informed. — Mario Andretti

staging formula one is incredibly expensive Mario Andretti quote

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.–Mario Andretti, Formula One driver — Antonio García Martínez

From a prestige standpoint, the U.S. needs to host Formula 1. And I think Formula 1, they know they need the U.S. as well. So many companies that are global are based in the United States support Formula 1. — Mario Andretti

You should never get away from where the real foundation of Formula One has been, which is Europe. Of course, there is nothing wrong with the expansion to countries like Asia, China, Malaysia. — Mario Andretti


Can the U.S. support two Formula 1 races? I think so. — Mario Andretti

Nobody had race savvy like Al Unser in his prime. — Mario Andretti

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You’re safer in the race car than you are in cars going to and from the track. — Mario Andretti

My last race was at Le Mans in 2000, my first race was in 1959, so I dodged a lot of bullets along the way, I can tell you that. — Mario Andretti

I go to bed is around 11, and I do that for every race. I get good sleep. I don’t lie awake for any race. That’s my routine. — Mario Andretti

My biggest concern during a race is getting bored. The biggest thing I have to combat is falling asleep while going around and around. — Mario Andretti

I will always enter a race car from the left side. Always. Why? I have no idea. — Mario Andretti

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I’ve driven just about every kind of car there is. — Mario Andretti

The banked oval tracks are obsolete tracks for Indy cars. — Mario Andretti

At Indy, we are the NASA of the production–car world, and that’s clearly why manufacturers are involved–it’s such a good testbed. — Mario Andretti

It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down. — Mario Andretti

The United States is the only country where a driver can have a successful career–either in stock cars or IndyCar–and he won’t need a passport. — Mario Andretti

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I love technology–yes, I have fallen in love with older cars, but I’m all for new technology. — Mario Andretti

If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving? — Mario Andretti

Sometimes you have to bring back only the steering wheel so the car owner will know that you’re giving it all you have. — Mario Andretti

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If the Indy Racing League didn’t have the Indianapolis 500, do you think it would have lasted more than six months? No chance. — Mario Andretti

A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments. — Mario Andretti

a racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments Mario Andretti quote

Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that’s really what it feels like. — Mario Andretti

It makes great conversation to discuss what’s wrong with open–wheel racing today. — Mario Andretti

She’s been an asset for the sport and probably inspired many, She’s been a great ambassador for the sport in general. — Mario Andretti

Inspiring Phrases From Mario Andretti

I don’t have many superstitions, just dumb things I don’t talk about. I will not sign an autograph with a green pen. — Mario Andretti

I count my blessings every day, quite honestly, because I take nothing for granted. — Mario Andretti

i count my blessings every day quite honestly because i take nothing for granted Mario Andretti quote

The first time I fired up a car, felt the engine shudder and the wheel come to life in my hands, I was hooked. It was a feeling I can’t describe. I still get it every time I get into a race car. — Mario Andretti

You can’t take a vacation from speed. I probably could have taken more time off and not driven in all the different disciplines, but I wanted to drive, drive and drive. — Mario Andretti

I’ve always said I didn’t have a Plan B in life. I was in pursuit of my dream from the very beginning. It’s all about desire and passion. At all costs. — Mario Andretti

I’m so thankful that I’ve had such a long and uninterrupted [knocks wood] career… I count my blessings every day for that because it was so fulfilling. — Mario Andretti

I don’t want to go out there and do something 3,000 other people can do. — Mario Andretti

Various Statements From Mario Andretti

It takes a lifetime to build tradition. — Mario Andretti

There is so much more demand for Formula One than it can supply. You have governments investing in circuits all over the world, and the private sector sometimes has a tough time competing with that. — Mario Andretti

Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you’d better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day. — Mario Andretti

The day of parochialism in sports is over. The world is too small for what people like to call ‘the good old days.’ Fans want the best, wherever they come from. — Mario Andretti

Speed is relative. You have to live it. You can’t just jump into it. You have to live it all the time. — Mario Andretti

it takes a lifetime to build tradition Mario Andretti quote

When you start thinking you may get hurt, it’s time to get out of racing. — Mario Andretti

I wish we could be 100% shielded from danger, but nothing is in life. — Mario Andretti

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