17/01/2022

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Pietro Fittipaldi joins Romain Grosjean on Dale Coyne IndyCar team

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Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi will return to IndyCar this time with Dale Coyne Racing exactly where he will husband or wife with former Haas Formula one teammate Romain Grosjean, the team said on Thursday.

Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula one Champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will only generate oval races for Dale Coyne with Grosjean having over the seat for road and street classes.

“I’m quite happy to be racing the ovals this time,” said Fittipaldi in a assertion. “I’m particularly fired up for the Indianapolis 500.

“It’s been a dream of mine because I was a child to race in the Indy 500.

“I’m also quite happy to be sharing the automobile with Romain (Grosjean). He’s a great pal of mine.

“About the years at Haas F1 we have become buddies and it truly is terrific to be team mates with him all over again.”

Grosjean introduced a shift from Formula one to IndyCar final thirty day period indicating he would not race on the more hazardous ovals for the sake of his relatives.

Fittipaldi, reserve driver for Haas, produced his Formula one debut for the team in December filling in for Grosjean, who skipped the remaining two races following the Frenchman endured burns to equally hands in a fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 24-yr-old Brazilian will carry on in his role as the Haas F1 reserve driver for the 2021 time.

It will be the 2nd stint with Dale Coyne Racing for Fittipaldi, who signed with the team in 2018 for one particular injuries-interrupted time that saw him overlook the Indianapolis 500.

“We enjoyed performing with Pietro in 2018, it is unfortunate that his time was shorter than prepared, so it is terrific to be capable to give him yet another prospect,” said team operator Dale Coyne.

The IndyCar time opens up on April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The to start with oval race is May possibly one at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

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