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.

Emerson FittipaldiNow 64, Emerson won the 1972 and 1974 Formula 1 championship crowns as well as the 1989 IndyCar title, including two Indianapolis 500 wins.

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.

[Images via LAT and The Cahier Archive]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.