Former F1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi will make his third appearance on the FIA Stewards’ panel, this time officiating at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
After several seasons spent with Lotus, ‘Emmo’ moved to McLaren in 1974, but later moved to his brother Wilson’s Copersucar team, a decision that effectively destroyed his career. After retiring from competitive driving in 1980, he co-managed the team until 1982 when it folded.
He switched to the American-based IndyCar / CART scene in 1984, and took the 1989 title at the age of 43! He won his second Indy 500 aged 47 and finally was forced into retirement at the age of 50 when he had a colossal accident from which he was lucky to survive.
Thereafter, he moved into team management, running a ChampCar team until 2003 and also being the seat-holder for the A1GP Brazil franchise.
Fittipaldi officiated on the stewards’ panel twice in 2010, at the Canadian and Italian Grands Prix.