Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi will return to IndyCar this season with Dale Coyne Racing exactly where he will associate with former Haas Formula one teammate Romain Grosjean, the workforce reported on Thursday.
Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula one Winner and two-time Indianapolis five hundred winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will only push oval races for Dale Coyne with Grosjean having about the seat for road and road classes.
“I am incredibly happy to be racing the ovals this season,” reported Fittipaldi in a statement. “I am specifically fired up for the Indianapolis five hundred.
“It really is been a dream of mine considering that I was a child to race in the Indy five hundred.
“I am also incredibly happy to be sharing the vehicle with Romain (Grosjean). He’s a superior good friend of mine.
“In excess of the a long time at Haas F1 we have come to be friends and it is wonderful to be workforce mates with him yet again.”
Grosjean announced a go from Formula one to IndyCar final month indicating he would not race on the much more hazardous ovals for the sake of his family members.
Fittipaldi, reserve driver for Haas, made his Formula one debut for the workforce in December filling in for Grosjean, who skipped the last two races soon after the Frenchman endured burns to equally fingers in a fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The 24-12 months-previous Brazilian will continue in his job as the Haas F1 reserve driver for the 2021 season.
It will be the 2nd stint with Dale Coyne Racing for Fittipaldi, who signed with the workforce in 2018 for a person harm-interrupted season that observed him miss out on the Indianapolis five hundred.
“We enjoyed functioning with Pietro in 2018, it is unlucky that his season was shorter than prepared, so it is wonderful to be capable to give him a different likelihood,” reported workforce proprietor Dale Coyne.
The IndyCar season opens up on April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The 1st oval race is May possibly one at Texas Motor Speedway.