Pietro Fittipaldi Haas: The Brazilian-American, grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, returns to the team for a fifth season as a backup to Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hülkenberg.
Pietro Fittipaldi, who started two grands prix for Haas after replacing Romain Grosjean after the Frenchman’s fireball crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2020, will play an operational role on-track as well as support the team with commercial and digital duties off-track.
In addition, the 26-year-old will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the LMP2 class and compete in his first full season in the World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 class. (Also Read | After being in a ‘hole,’ Lance Stroll Praises The ‘Evolved’ Aston Martin)
Pietro Fittipaldi said of his contract extension, “I’m very happy to be continuing with MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, a team that I consider family.”
“It will be my fifth season in F1 as Haas’ official reserve and test driver, and I’m very excited to be heading into 2023 after a very competitive season.”
“I’m excited to see the new car and new developments, and I hope that the VF-23 will allow us to take an even bigger step forward.”