Mario Andretti celebrated at this year’s Goodwood

Goodwood 2021 was a celebration of one of the greatest all-rounders motorsport has ever seen. With wins in NASCAR, F1, IndyCar, sportscars and more in both Europe and the USA, Mario Andretti is an undisputed legend among drivers.

Visitors to the Festival got a treat, as they celebrated Mario as one of our Maestros, in a very special parade of cars of the type that he raced in his career. Ten iconic racers drove up the Hill in an ode to the Italian-American, who himself drove and was presented on the Goodwood House balcony in a very special moment.

2021 Goodwood, Andretti in his #5 Lotus 79 and Tom Kristensen driving Andretti’s #5 Lola T332
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti and the winningest 24 Hours of Le Mans driver Tom Kristensen
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti in the Lotus 79
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti, his former engineer Adrian Newey and former IndyCar driver Kenny Brack
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti (C) with fellow F1 World Champions Jackie Stewart (L) and Emerson Fittipaldi (R)
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti driving his childhood hero Alberto Ascari’s F1 Ferrari 410
2021 Goodwood Mario Andretti in Alberto Ascari’s Ferrari 410
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti in the Lotus 79
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti in the Lotus 79
2021 Goodwood, Mario Andretti with his 1978 F1 Championship Lotus 79
2021 Goodwood, former F1 driver and now TV commentator, Karun Chandhok, drove Mario Andretti’s Lotus 76
2021 Goodwood, former F1 driver and now TV commentator, Karun Chandhok, drove Mario Andretti’s Lotus 76

For now, let us whet your appetite with five related cars that have previously made it to the Festival, from the Ferrari 512 he campaigned in the 1970s, to the Ferrari 312B2, similar to that he won his first F1 race in. Then there’s the Porsche 956, which he raced to third at Le Mans alongside his son Michael, the Lotus 79 that he won the F1 title in, and even a Swift IndyCar.