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Pietro Fittipaldi Running IndyCar for RLL

Haas Formula 1 Team reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi has signed with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing to drive the No. 30 entry for the team in the 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season, RLL announced Oct. 23.

Fittipaldi was born into the racing family of two-time Indy 500 champion (1989, 1993), two-time Formula 1 champion (1972, 1974) and 1989 IndyCar champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

Fittipaldi made nine career IndyCar starts, with his most recent coming in 2021 with Dale Coyne with Rick Ware Racing at the Indianapolis 500. His best finish in the series is ninth at Portland International Raceway.

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“It’s an honor to join a team of the caliber of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Fittipaldi said in a team release. “With the experience I’ve gained over the last few years in F1 and other racing series, I am looking forward to the challenge of racing in IndyCar, one of the most competitive and versatile racing series in the world. I want to thank Mr. Rahal, Mr. Lanigan and Mr. Letterman for the opportunity and their trust and confidence in me. I can’t wait to get started.”

Fittipaldi has served as Haas’s F1 team’s reserve driver for five years straight. In 2020, he made two starts with the team, with a best finish of 17th.

 “I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to have Pietro join RLL as the driver of the No. 30 car,” team co-owner Bobby Rahal said. “He has had previous experience in IndyCar in doing partial seasons with Dale Coyne Racing and impressively qualifying 13th at Indianapolis in 2021. I got to meet him then and since that time he has worked hard to become the reserve driver for Haas F1’s team. And from our discussions, I have been impressed with the maturity and experience that he will now bring to our program. I look forward to seeing what he can do over a full season of IndyCar competition in 2024.”

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