The Momo Mario Andretti wheel

The Momo Mario Andretti signature steering wheel is based on one of the most known Momo steering wheels: the Momo Cavallino, also known as the C35. As the Cavallino, the wheel was available in black and silver and in various sizes. 

Unlike the Cavallino, the Momo Mario Andretti was only available in black and in 350mm diameter. The center pad of the Mario Andretti wheel is a little different; it is wider than the Cavallino one, it ends close to the thumb pads.

Very interesting fact: the 1978/79 World Championship Commemorative Lotus Esprit S2 was fitted with the Momo Mario Andretti steering wheel and not – as many people think – with the Momo John Player Special steering wheel.

Momo Mario Andretti Signature Steering Wheel

Momo Mario Andretti signature steering wheel

Momo Mario Andretti Signature Steering Wheel - Mario Andretti Signature

Mario Andretti signature

Facts about the Momo Mario Andretti steering wheel

  • Brand: Momo
  • Model: Mario Andretti signature wheel
  • Production years: late 70s – early 80s
  • Diameter: 350mm
  • Thickness: 32mm
  • Material: black leather
  • Color: available in black only
  • Shape: slightly dished
  • Specialty: dedicated center pad

The Mario Andretti horn buttons

The Helmet horn button was available without the chrome ring only, the signature horn button was available in  black with a silver signature and in yellow and red with a black signature respectively.

Mario Andretti Helmet Horn Button

Mario Andretti Helmet horn button

Ickx, Regazzoni, Lauda, Stewart - Helmet Horn Buttons

Other Momo Helmet horn buttons

About the racing driver Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti was born on February 28, 1940 in Montona, Italy, which today belongs to Croatia. When the area was awarded Yugoslavia in 1946, the family first fled to Italy, in 1955 to the United States. Mario Andretti has been a US citizen since 1964.
 
He and his brother Aldo were interested in motorsport at an early age, they started racing in 1959. He won the 500-mile Indianapolis race once, raced in the NASCAR series and was the only European-born driver to win the Daytona 500 race.
 
In 1968, Mario Andretti entered the Formula 1. Already in the first race he started from the pole position, but his Lotus 49B broke down during the race. In 1971 he won the Grand Prix of South Africa with Ferrari, then paused again. In 1976, Andretti returned to Lotus and won the Grand Prix of Japan in 1977, but could not knock the world champion Niki Lauda from the throne. The following year was his strongest in the Formula 1, together with Ronnie Peterson he was very strong with Lotus and became world champion in 1978, shortly after Ronnie Petersons death. The two following years were not successful years for Mario Andretti due to the very bad car. In 1981, he changed the team again, this time to Alfa Romeo, but he couldn’t win any important points and then retired from the Formula 1. Overall, Mario Andretti won 12 Grand Prix titles, he became World champion in the Formula 1 once in 1978.