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Andretti and Fittipaldi news
March 26, 2001


Michael Andretti poses for Lifestyle Magazine
Photo Credit: Robert Laberge, Allsport

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (March 26, 2001) --- Newman/Haas Racing driver Christian Fittipaldi and his former teammate Michael Andretti appear in the current issue of American Health & Fitness magazine in a feature about their fitness routines titled "Racer's Edge," which was written by Kerrie-Lee Brown. Fittipaldi and Andretti as well as new Newman/Haas Racing driver Cristiano da Matta, maintain an intense training program to stay in shape for the demands of driving 225+ mph on Superspeedways, as well as road and street courses in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

The article contains information on the physical fitness of drivers and how important exercise is in order for the drivers to do their jobs and protect themselves from powerful forces placed upon their bodies every time they get behind the wheel. 

Fittipaldi, driver of the Kmart Toyota Champ car prefers a regimen of cycling and running as well as an occasional triathlon while Andretti, who drove for the team for 10 seasons including 2000 favors a cardiovascular routine. 



Christian Fittipaldi poses in his Racer's Edge cycling attire (Top).  Fittipaldi runs regularly but perhaps the most celebrated run he has made has 
been when he ran with the Olympic torch for Texaco (Bottom)
Photo Credit: Both courtesy of Newman Haas Racing

Fittipaldi's endurance started when he began his racing career at 10 years old and later began his passion of running as a teenager. "I usually run at least an hour each day," says Fittipaldi. He is not only a competitor on the track, but also off the track. In 1999, he competed in his first triathlon and placed fourth in his age group. His cycling routine runs from two to five hours in length depending on the amount of time he has available that given day. He regularly cycles with his new teammate Cristiano da Matta near their homes in Miami, Fla.

Andretti, who won 31 of his 40 CART victories while at Newman/Haas Racing, is an avid weight lifter. "It's essential to weight train as a CART driver." In the off season he trains more for strength endurance, whereas in the race season he concentrates on toning his muscles. Michael admits that it takes more then physical fitness to succeed in racing. It also takes mental training as well, "If you are not mentally fit, then you are not as focused to win."

Fittipaldi, da Matta, Andretti and the other stars of the CART FedEx Championship Series will be competing in Round 2 of 21 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 8. Both Fittipaldi and Texaco/Havoline/Kmart driver da Matta will be attempting to bring Newman/Haas Racing their third victory in a row in the series. Fittipaldi won the 2000 season-ending Marlboro 500 in Fontana, Calif. while da Matta won the 2001 season-opening Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix on March 11. Both drivers have stepped up their training routines to be in top form for 2001.

American Health & Fitness magazine has an international circulation of over 300,000 and can be found on newsstands throughout the month of April.

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