Pietro Fittipaldi joins Romain Grosjean on Dale Coyne IndyCar team

Rodolfo Schellin

Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi will return to IndyCar this period with Dale Coyne Racing where by he will companion with former Haas Formula one teammate Romain Grosjean, the workforce explained on Thursday.

Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula one Winner and two-time Indianapolis five hundred winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will only generate oval races for Dale Coyne with Grosjean getting in excess of the seat for avenue and street classes.

“I am extremely satisfied to be racing the ovals this period,” explained Fittipaldi in a assertion. “I am especially thrilled for the Indianapolis five hundred.

“It truly is been a desire of mine since I was a child to race in the Indy five hundred.

“I am also extremely satisfied to be sharing the car with Romain (Grosjean). He’s a very good buddy of mine.

“Above the years at Haas F1 we’ve grow to be good friends and it can be great to be workforce mates with him yet again.”

Grosjean declared a shift from Formula one to IndyCar very last month saying he would not race on the extra perilous ovals for the sake of his spouse and children.

Fittipaldi, reserve driver for Haas, designed his Formula one debut for the workforce in December filling in for Grosjean, who skipped the last two races immediately after the Frenchman suffered burns to both equally arms in a fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 24-calendar year-aged Brazilian will keep on in his part as the Haas F1 reserve driver for the 2021 period.

It will be the next stint with Dale Coyne Racing for Fittipaldi, who signed with the workforce in 2018 for a single damage-interrupted period that noticed him miss out on the Indianapolis five hundred.

“We enjoyed performing with Pietro in 2018, it is unlucky that his period was shorter than prepared, so it is great to be capable to give him one more opportunity,” explained workforce proprietor Dale Coyne.

The IndyCar period opens up on April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The very first oval race is May perhaps one at Texas Motor Speedway.


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