Still a Ferrari man after all these years


For drivers of any status who once raced for Ferrari, the passion and fervor embodied by the legendary Scuderia will forever fill their heart.

But for Mario Andretti, who as a child once crawled over the fences at Monza with his twin brother Aldo to witness the exploits of his hero Alberto Ascari with the Italian outfit, his love for Ferrari cast in large part the mould of his extraordinary career.

You never forget your first time, and Andretti's first F1 triumph was achieved with the House of Maranello at the South African Grand Prix in 1971.

By his own admittance, his time with the Scuderia and his one-on-ones with Enzo Ferrari back in the day are some of the most valuable parts of his life.

In Miami, the 82-year-old motorsport icon dropped in on his old team where he was welcomed like royalty.

Because once you're a Ferrari driver, you're always a Ferrari driver.