Drivers and Personalities from 1971 to 2008 – Photo Gallery Page Five A few days short of his 16th birthday, Michael Andretti holds a pit board for his father during the 1978 United States Grand Prix East at Watkins Glen. Mario had clinched the World Championship a few weeks earlier at Monza, but engine problems developed early in the Watkins Glen event and dropped him from the race after just 27 laps. Colin Chapman inspects the back of Mario Andretti’s Lotus 79 in the pit lane before practice for the 1978 United States Grand Prix East at Watkins Glen. As the defending Indy 500 champion, AJ Foyt was in a good mood early in the month of May during practice for the 1978 Indianapolis 500. He qualified on the outside of the front row, but faded to 13th by the race’s finish. Rolf Stommelen (left) speaks with co-driver Rick Mears during practice for the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1979. Starting from pole position in a Porsche 935 entered by Dick Barbour, the team finished fourth.