Talk:Mario Andretti

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Good article Mario Andretti has been listed as one of the Sports and recreation good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
July 14, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
February 3, 2009 Good article reassessment Kept
Current status: Good article
Archive
Archives
  1. October 2004 – January 2008
  2. January 2008 – September 2008


GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Mario Andretti/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force in an effort to ensure all listed Good articles continue to meet the Good article criteria. In reviewing the article, I have found that this article has some relatively minor issues that need to be addressed.

  • It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
The prose is OK, perhaps 6/10. The section on awards is messy and I don't think the part on stock racing really needs all those headings: it would be better in one section. See below regarding problems with the later life sections.
  • It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
Some of the online references are improperly formatted.
  • It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
The sections "Elder of Andretti racing family", "Later Life" & "Media appearances" are disjointed and messy. Try to clean them up into organised paragraphs, perhaps merging them into a single section.
  • It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  • It is stable.
  • It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b (lack of images does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  • Overall:
    a Pass/Fail:

I will check back in no less than seven days. If progress is being made, the article will remain listed as a Good article. Otherwise, it may be delisted (such a decision may be challenged through WP:GAR). If improved after it has been delisted, it may be nominated at WP:GAN again. Feel free to drop a message on my talk page if you have any questions, and many thanks for all the hard work that has gone into this article thus far. (If you are really busy, let me know and I'll give more time. I need to know however so I can see that someone is interested in addressing these concerns.) Regards--Jackyd101 (talk) 09:31, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

I think this now passes, good work. I would like to see the media appearances section merged into a single paragraph of readable prose rather than a list though.--Jackyd101 (talk) 10:52, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Rewritten media appearances - messaged Jacky for re-exam--Chaosdruid (talk) 18:13, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Checking media section[edit]

On it --Chaosdruid (talk) 17:41, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Good work, this passes. (I'll do it formally in the next couple of days). Congratulations--Jackyd101 (talk) 18:04, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

CART advocacy and desire for CCWS/IRL unity[edit]

Mario had been an outspoken defender of CART in the early years of the split (when CART was still a healthy, vibrant, and appealing series) and later an advocate for one series. I recall an ESPN article in which he said of Tony George and Kevin Kalkhoven, "I've gotten them to the (figurative) altar but I can't get them to say, 'I do.'", and was very concerned that his grandson's career would be blunted by the split. Which section should these points be added to? 97.125.104.130 (talk) 09:12, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

First, I agree - he was vocal about it and it belongs in the article. So please add it. Please be careful with what you say and with your tone. This is a Good Article and everything needs to remain in a neutral point of view. Since this is controversial in nature, you need to provide reliable sources to back up what you add, like newspapers, major magazines, major sports television networks, or books. I don't have a strong preference where you add it. The article might benefit if his "later life" section was restructured with subheadings for the Road American advocacy plus the CART advocacy. Royalbroil 13:53, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Article enlargement[edit]

I think it would be better to enlarge this article to add more verifiable content so then it can be aware of its grand biography needs necessary. It depicts of how much the person can relate to another good but longer Wikipedia person biography. David Daredevil 16:57, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

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Childhood involvement in motorsports[edit]

While this assertion is sourced, "Andretti's first racing experience was in a new youth racing league called Formula Junior in Ancona, Italy when he was thirteen years old.[6][10]", this likely never happened and is historically inaccurate.

In this interview RRDC Evening with Mario Andretti - Full Interview, Mr. Andretti himself implies that the story was apocryphal and that he and his brother Aldo never actually raced in Formula Junior racing league.

Am0210 (talk) 14:34, 27 April 2016 (UTC)