Pietro Fittipaldi will continue to serve as Haas F1 Team’s official test and reserve for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
Pietro Fittipaldi will continue to serve as Haas F1 Team’s official test and reserve for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Fittipaldi, who made his first two Formula 1 starts last December at the Sakhir Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - subbing for the injured Romain Grosjean, will again support the team trackside throughout 2021 extending his relationship with the American squad into a third season.
Fittipaldi (24) attended the majority of Formula 1 races in 2020 in his role as test and reserve driver. The Miami-born Brazilian was then called into action following Romain Grosjean’s crash and subsequent injuries at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Fittipaldi debuted behind the wheel of the VF-20 at the Sakhir Grand Prix the following weekend – held at the Bahrain International Circuit. He claimed the checkered flag on his maiden start, finishing the 87-lap race 17th overall. A week later he participated in the season-finale at Yas Marina Circuit, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Fittipaldi again going the distance to complete his second grand prix start in 19th.
Prior to racing for Haas F1 Team, Fittipaldi had tested both its VF-18 and VF-19 entries in 2018 and 2019. The grandson of two-time FIA Formula 1 World Champion and double Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, Pietro’s racing resume includes multiple race wins and four titles (including Formula V8 3.5 Championship and Formula Renault) and several IndyCar Series starts.
June 25, 1996