Sport: Flying Fittipaldi

At eight, he was learning to drive by backing the car out of the family garage in São Paulo. He was building and racing go-karts at 15, speedy competition cars by the time he was 20. At 22, he put together $3,300 and left Brazil for Britain to break into big-time European racing. Today, little more than three years later, Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi is the most successful race-car driver in the world. Last week he wheeled his Lotus around the 3.51-mile track at Monza, Italy, to win both the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix and 1972's World Championship of Drivers.† At...

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