Pietro Fittipaldi Tag

By FIA Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat put in a superb late quick lap of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catlunya to run quickest on the penultimate day of the first Formula 1 pre-season test of 2019. With less than 15 minutes left in the session, the Russian driver bolted on a set of the softest Pirelli compound on offer this season, the C5, and delivered a lap of 1:17.704s to edge Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Räikkönen by 0.058s. The Finn had held top spot since the morning session after setting a time ofRead More
By FIA After Sebastian Vettel topped the first day of pre-season F1 testing yesterday, new Ferrari recruit Charles Leclerc kept the Italian team at the top of the timesheets, finishing three tenths of a second clear of McLaren rookie Lando Norris. The session came to an early end for Pierre Gasly, however, when the new Red Bull Racing driver lost control of his RB15 and spun into the barriers. The French driver had spend most of the afternoon on short, data-gathering runs but as the final hour of the session nearedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The young and polarizing 20-year-old Santino Ferrucci will have a permanent home in the IndyCar Series next season with with full-time drive at Dale Coyne Racing. Ferrucci will drive the No. 19 Cly-Del Honda, replacing Pietro Fittipaldi, who recently signed a deal to become a Formula One test driver for the Haas F1 Team. This announcement was made by the Wasserman Media Group Tuesday, who have also signed the former F2 racer to a driver representation agreement. Brad Lusky, the executive VP of the Wasserman Group,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Pietro Fittipaldi has been confirmed as the official test driver for Haas F1 Team for the 2019 Formula One season. He will also get behind the wheel of a Formula One car for the first time later this month when he takes part in the Pirelli tire test on November 27 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old Miami-born Brazilian is a grandson of the two-time Formula One champion / two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi. “I’m pleased to welcome Pietro Fittipaldi to HaasRead More

Posted On September 14, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Fittipaldi Building Momentum for Sonoma

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After scoring the first top-10 finish of his Verizon IndyCar Series career at the Grand Prix of Portland, Pietro Fittipaldi hopes to make the most of his partial season with Dale Coyne Racing in the No. 19 Paysafe Honda in the season-ending Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. Fittipaldi had been splitting the car with former Indy Lights driver Zachary Claman De Melo and Santino Ferrucci before taking over the ride for the last five races of the 2018 season. At Portland, Fittipaldi started 16thRead More

Posted On August 31, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Wickens Transferred to Methodist Hospital

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Per Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Robert Wickens has been transferred to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after spending 12 days at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The Canadian will soon undergo further surgery on his lower extremities that were injured in his August 19th crash at Pocono Raceway. On Lap 7 of the ABC Supply 500, Wickens was alongside Ryan Hunter-Reay heading to the Tunnel Turn when the two had contact, sending Wickens into the catch fencing and spinning around in the air. James Hinchcliffe, PietroRead More

Posted On August 21, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Bourdais Fights Hard at Pocono

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — Sebastien Bourdais had his second top-10 finish in a row in Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway as the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series winner at St. Petersburg finished fourth. After an hour and 56 minute red flag after the Lap 7 incident involving Robert Wickens, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato and Pietro Fittipaldi, Bourdais showed concern over the condition of the catch fencing repair job at Pocono. “Just look at it, it’s a damned disgrace,” said Bourdais. “You look atRead More
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Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Veach Finishes Sixth at Pocono

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — After topping the speed chart in what would be Saturday’s only practice session for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, Zach Veach managed to score his first top-10 finish in a 500 mile race with a sixth place finish at Pocono Raceway. Starting seventh, the Ohio native never ran outside the first 10 cars all day long and managed to get sixth from Marco Andretti on Lap 179. Veach stayed in position during the last 20 laps and couldn’t get close enough to JosefRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Controversy sparked just before crossing the start/finish line to start the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, collecting both Spencer Pigot and Graham Rahal. With the lack of track time, there was eagerness from the 22-car field to get the race going. Pole sitter Will Power led the field to the green flag, but the bunching began at the back as some drivers pushing forward. Scott Dixon and Pietro Fittipaldi were among the early movers, but some weren’t able to respond right awayRead More

Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Red Flag after Incident at ABC Supply 500

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — A massive incident on Lap 8 of the ABC Supply 500 has brought out the red flag in the 14th race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Ryan Hunter-Reay and Robert Wickens were racing in the upper portion of the field when the two had contact with Wickens’s right front and Hunter-Reay’s left rear. The No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda was going low on the No. 28 DHL Honda and after contact in the Tunnel Turn, Hunter-Reay spun backwards into theRead More