Long Beach is the best. I tell everyone that.

Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti

Profession: Racing Driver
Nationality: Italian


Long Beach is the best. I tell everyone that. 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.

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.

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.

Foreign players is what makes golf so popular now.

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.

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.

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.

Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it.

When a car's ahead of you, as long as you can see it, you get a tow, just like the draft in NASCAR. Even if it's a long ways down the track, it punches a hole in the air that has to help. When you're running alone, you can feel the difference, and it shows on the clock, too.

My wife loves football, but I think she's resigned to the fact that I'll never make it there.

Staging Formula One is incredibly expensive.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

It seemed like whenever I got a bona fide offer from Ferrari, I couldn't do it. And vice versa - when I was ready, their seats were taken. We always had a relationship, but what's important is that I pretty much started my F1 career with them and ended it there, too.

I've driven just about every kind of car there is.