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Pietro Fittipaldi

Pietro Fittipaldi da Cruz (born 25 June 1996)[1] is a Brazilian racing driver, the grandson of two time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi[2] and brother of racing driver Enzo Fittipaldi.

Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro and Enzo Fittipaldi (cropped) (1).jpg
Fittipaldi in 2018
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
Born (1996-06-25) 25 June 1996 (age 23)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Related toEmerson Fittipaldi (grandfather)
Enzo Fittipaldi (brother)
Christian Fittipaldi (uncle)
Max Papis (uncle)
Previous series
2018
2017
2015
2015-16
2014
2014
2013-14
2013
2011-12
IndyCar Series
World Series Formula V8 3.5
FIA F3 European Championship
MRF Challenge
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Protyre Formula Renault
BRDC Formula 4
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Championship titles
2017
2015-16
2014
2011
World Series Formula V8 3.5
MRF Challenge
Protyre Formula Renault
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Fittipaldi began his racing career in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, winning the track championship at Hickory Motor Speedway in 2011, before moving to Europe to pursue a career in open-wheeled racing in 2013.[3] In 2014, he won the Protyre Formula Renault Championship, clinching the title with one race remaining.[4]

In October 2014, Fittipaldi was one of four drivers to be invited to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.[5] He first tested a Formula One car on 27 November 2018 during the post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit, driving for Haas.[6]

In February 2018, Fittipaldi was named a part-time driver of the No. 19 Honda for Dale Coyne Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series.[7]

In May 2018 Fittipaldi broke both legs in a crash during qualifying for the World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps race.[8][9]

On November 9, 2018, the Haas F1 Team confirmed Pietro Fittipaldi as its official 2019 test driver.[10] Haas announced that Fittipaldi would test the car at the first pre-season test a Barcelona in February 2019.[11]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Lee Faulk Racing 20 4 3 ? 13 400 1st
2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Lee Faulk Racing 23 1 2 ? 3 355 5th
2013 Protyre Formula Renault Championship Jamun Racing Services 16 0 0 0 0 163 8th
Protyre Formula Renault Autumn Cup 3 0 0 0 1 45 6th
BRDC Formula 4 Championship MGR Motorsport 18 1 0 1 1 165 15th
BRDC Formula 4 Winter Championship 8 0 0 0 3 127 6th
2014 Protyre Formula Renault Championship MGR Motorsport 15 10 3 7 12 431 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 8 0 0 0 0 43 9th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC††
2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Fortec Motorsports 33 0 0 0 0 32 16th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th
2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 14 4 2 2 9 244 1st
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsports 18 0 0 0 1 60 10th
2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 Lotus 18 6 10 2 10 259 1st
2018 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 6 0 0 0 0 91 26th
Super Formula UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans 1 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship DragonSpeed 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team WRT 15 0 0 2 0 22 15th
Audi Sport Team Rosberg 2 0 0 0 0

Fittipaldi did not win the national championship; he was the individual track champion of Hickory Motor Speedway. †† As Fittipaldi was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2015 Fortec Motorsports Mercedes SIL
1

11
SIL
2

8
SIL
3

Ret
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

20
HOC
3

Ret
PAU
1

DNS
PAU
2

DNQ
PAU
3

DNQ
MNZ
1

7
MNZ
2

9
MNZ
3

11
SPA
1

8
SPA
2

21
SPA
3

10
NOR
1

19
NOR
2

Ret
NOR
3

16
ZAN
1

17
ZAN
2

20
ZAN
3

20
RBR
1

23
RBR
2

32
RBR
3

24
ALG
1

12
ALG
2

6
ALG
3

6
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

18
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

16
HOC
3

Ret
16th 32

Complete World Series Formula V8 3.5 resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 Fortec Motorsports ALC
1

11
ALC
2

9
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

8
SPA
1

11†
SPA
2

10†
LEC
1

Ret
LEC
2

7
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

Ret
RBR
1

11
RBR
2

11
MNZ
1

11
MNZ
2

4
JER
1

9
JER
2

12
CAT
1

7
CAT
2

3
10th 60
2017 Lotus SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
SPA
1

8
SPA
2

6
MNZ
1

9
MNZ
2

4
JER
1

2
JER
2

1
ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

1
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

6
MEX
1

1
MEX
2

1
COA
1

3
COA
2

Ret
BHR
1

2
BHR
2

2
1st 259

Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

IndyCar SeriesEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP PHX
23
LBH ALA IMS INDY DET DET TXS RDA IOW TOR MDO
23
POC
22
GTW
11
POR
9
SNM
16
26th 91

Complete Super Formula ResultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2018 UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans SUZ
16
AUT SUG FUJ MOT OKA SUZ 22nd 0

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018–19 DragonSpeed LMP1 BR Engineering BR1 Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8 SPA
DNS
LMS SIL FUJ SHA SEB SPA LMS NC 0

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2019 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 Turbo DTM Audi RC8 2.0 TFSI I-4t HOC
1

10
HOC
2

15
ZOL
1

14
ZOL
2

9
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

15
ASS
1

11
ASS
2

10
BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

16
LAU
1

7
LAU
2

9
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

13
HOC
1

15
HOC
2

15
15th 22
Audi Sport Team Rosberg MIS
1

11
MIS
2

5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pietro Fittipaldi da Cruz at Driver Database | Motorsport". Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  2. ^ "Neto de Emerson, Pietro Fittipaldi é campeão na Nascar aos 15 anos | globoesporte.com". globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  3. ^ "Pietro Fittipaldi leaves NASCAR racing to follow in grandfather's footsteps to F1". Motorsport.com. April 3, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  4. ^ Neal, Martin (September 24, 2014). "Champagne corks pop for new champions at Croft Circuit". Teesside Gazette. Middlesbrough, England. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  5. ^ "Pietro Fittipaldi and others invited to Ferrari Driver Academy". October 22, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Galloway, James; Morlidge, Matt (27 November 2018). "F1 Testing: Kimi Raikkonen makes Sauber return as Sebastian Vettel sets pace". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. ^ "IndyCar: Pietro Fittipaldi to drive part-time in #19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda". Beyond the Flag. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  8. ^ "Fittipaldi has surgery on broken legs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  9. ^ Watkins, Gary. "Pietro Fittipaldi breaks both legs in Spa WEC qualifying crash". Autosport.com. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ "NEWS: Pietro Fittipaldi Confirmed as Haas F1 Team 2019 Test Driver". November 9, 2018.
  11. ^ "Pietro Fittipaldi to drive '19 Haas F1 car at first pre-season test". February 15, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chris Middlehurst
Protyre Formula Renault Championship
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)
Preceded by
Toby Sowery
MRF Challenge Formula 2000
Champion

2015–16
Succeeded by
Harrison Newey
Preceded by
Tom Dillmann
World Series Formula V8 3.5
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)