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Motivational Mario Andretti Quotes and Sayings

Mario Andretti Quotes:-Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR (the other being Dan Gurney). He also won races in midget cars and sprint cars. During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One World Championship, four IndyCar titles (three under USAC-sanctioning, one under CART), and IROC VI. No American has won a Formula One race since Andretti’s victory at the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix. Andretti had 109 career wins on major circuits.

Mario Andretti Quotes

Inspirational Mario Andretti Quotes


“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”-Mario Andretti


“A father-son relationship is strong, like no other teammates. You could be straightforward with one another.”-Mario Andretti


“Al Unser Sr. was one of the smartest drivers I’ve ever raced against. And I often said, I wish I could’ve had some of his patients. I know it would have worked for me many times.”-Mario Andretti


“All of the courses that run through real streets are very demanding. There is no room for error, no shoulders to lean on. If you go off the road, you’re into somebody’s shop window or front porch.”-Mario Andretti


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


“As far as I’m concerned, Parnelli Jones was the greatest driver of his era. He had aggressiveness and also a finesse that no one else possessed. And he won with everything he put his hands on, including off-road.”-Mario Andretti


“At Andretti Winery, I’m not the winemaker.”-Mario Andretti


Insightful Quotes By 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


“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.”-Mario Andretti


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


“Everything comes to those who wait… except a cat.”-Mario Andretti


“Foreign players is what makes golf so popular now.”-Mario Andretti


“I always say that every win has something that is special.”-Mario Andretti


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


“I don’t have any feeling of accomplishment about anything unless there’s a lot of risk to it.”-Mario Andretti


Famous Mario Andretti Quotes


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


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


“I like to think that the Grand Prix helped Long Beach to pretty much change its image.”-Mario Andretti


“I lived the true American dream because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.”-Mario Andretti


“I look at myself as the luckiest man alive.”-Mario Andretti


“I love all motorsports at the top level.”-Mario Andretti


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


“I still have the competitive spirit, which is good.”-Mario Andretti


“I think it’s counterproductive in many ways to pretend to know things you don’t. You surround yourself with people who are the real experts.”-Mario Andretti


Mario Andretti Quotes About Career


“I wanted to have a career that would last a hundred years if possible.”-Mario Andretti


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


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


“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”-Mario Andretti


“If you weren’t on Chris Economaki’s radar screen, you probably weren’t on anybody’s.”-Mario Andretti


“If you’re so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances.”-Mario Andretti


“In NASCAR, you can do a lot of banging around and get pretty serious and even get yourself upside down. All of those things can happen – and then you give an interview two seconds later.”-Mario Andretti


“In the U.S., we really have fallen short of road-racing facilities that have kept up with the times, unfortunately, but it’s a fact.”-Mario Andretti


Mario Andretti Quotes About Government


“It makes great conversation to discuss what’s wrong with open-wheel racing today.”-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’ve driven just about every kind of car there is.”-Mario Andretti


“Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that’s really what it feels like.”-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


“The banked oval tracks are obsolete tracks for Indy cars.”-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


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


Mario Andretti Quotes About Character


“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


“What I learned is that in business you must make decisions based on facts, not react with your heart.”-Mario Andretti


“Whatever the changes, from one era to the next, Pocono has maintained its character and significance to me, and it always will. My family shares this sentiment.”-Mario Andretti


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


“Whenever you’re aggressive, you’re at the edge of mistakes.”-Mario Andretti


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


“You dream what you’re supposed to do.”-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


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