The Maurice Hamilton interview: Emerson Fittipaldi

The Maurice Hamilton interview: Emerson Fittipaldi

As McLaren celebrates its 50-year anniversary, MAURICE HAMILTON spoke to the team's first world champion Emerson Fittipaldi for a candid interview about his long and successful career

"When I saw the JPS for the first time, I was shocked. I told Colin it looked like a coffin - he just needed to put four handles on the sides"

McLaren's first world champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, joined the Formula 1 grid just 18 months after arriving in the UK from Brazil as a fresh-faced Formula Ford racer. His may have been a charmed career, but as a young driver in the early 1970s, he experienced the dangers of the era first hand...

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