We wish a happy one to the always young Emerson Fittipaldi

F1 legend and two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi turns 71-years-young today.

Emerson remains as impassioned about racing today as he was when he blazed the trail for Brazilian drivers almost five decades ago.

His outstanding career, which garnered 14 Grand Prix wins and two F1 world championships, as well as many successes in IndyCar, spurred on several generations of young Brazilian drivers but also fueled an expansion of the Fittipaldi heritage.

The popular family's racing clan, which already included brother Wilson and nephew Christian, now relies on Emerson's talented grandsons, Pietro and Enzo Fittipaldi, as well as on his own young son, Emerson Jr., to carry the famous name forward.