Formula 1's U.S. Fan Base 'Understated,' Andretti Says

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Correction: An early version of this story incorrectly referred to Mario Andretti as the only American to have won a Formula One World Championship (in 1978). Another American, Phil Hill, won the championship in 1961.

Formula One is immensely popular throughout much of the world, but it has failed to find a big audience in the U.S. It's been dwarfed by the homegrown culture of NASCAR and Indy racing. Mario Andretti, who won the Formula One championship in 1978, wants to change that. The racing legend talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest attempt to increase the Formula One fan base.

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