CIS: Emerson Fittipaldi

Centennial Interview Series, Interviews, Podcasts — By on May 14, 2011 11:37 am

Up next in our Centennial Interview Series is the winner of the 1989 and 1993 events, Emerson Fittipaldi. After updating us on what’s been keeping him busy as of late, Emerson talked us through his career at Indianapolis from his rookie year in 1984 to not making the race while driving for Roger Penske in 1995 and both of his wins in between. He spoke in detail about the thrilling late-race duel with Al Unser, Jr. in 1989 and about his decision to drink orange juice instead of the traditional milk in Victory Lane in 1993. Emerson shared what it’s like to work for Roger Penske during the Month of May and his thoughts on arriving at IMS for the first time at a later stage in his life than is average for a driver. He also talked about what sets the Indianapolis Motor Speedway apart from the many other great racetracks he’s driven on throughout his career and what it means to him to be seen as a pioneer by the many Brazilian drivers who have followed him to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Finally, after sharing his favorite memory and greatest disappointment of his career at the Speedway, Emerson shared what being a champion of the Indianapolis 500 means to him.

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