Michael Andretti

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With all the talk of Marco Andretti, does anyone know how many laps his father Michael completed in his first three Grands Prix?

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That would be four, all completed at the South African GP. With all the real mechanics working on Senna’s car, some jr. apprentice didn’t hook up his battery properly, so he had to start from the pit lane. In Brazil, Michael made a bad start, then over reacted to Karl Wendlinger on his left and collected Gerhard Berger. The wreck is quite spectacular. Humorously, commentator Murrey Walker gets is wrong twice before being told it was Berger who was involved. At Donington, Michael tried an aggressive move on Wendlinger on the opening lap, only to have the door shut, taking… Read more »
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And how did Michael’s father do in his debut?

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1968, Watkins Glen, Pole Position, driving for Lotus
DNF due to clutch failure on lap 32.