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Pietro Fittipaldi joins Romain Grosjean on Dale Coyne IndyCar team

Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi will return to IndyCar this period with Dale Coyne Racing where he will partner with former Haas Components one teammate Romain Grosjean, the crew said on Thursday.

Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Components one Winner and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will only travel oval races for Dale Coyne with Grosjean having around the seat for street and highway courses.

“I’m really delighted to be racing the ovals this period,” said Fittipaldi in a assertion. “I’m particularly thrilled for the Indianapolis 500.

“It can be been a desire of mine considering that I was a kid to race in the Indy 500.

“I’m also really delighted to be sharing the car with Romain (Grosjean). He is a fantastic pal of mine.

“Above the years at Haas F1 we have grow to be friends and it really is good to be crew mates with him once again.”

Grosjean declared a go from Components one to IndyCar very last thirty day period declaring he would not race on the extra harmful ovals for the sake of his family.

Fittipaldi, reserve driver for Haas, created his Components one debut for the crew in December filling in for Grosjean, who skipped the ultimate two races following the Frenchman suffered burns to the two fingers in a fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 24-12 months-old Brazilian will go on in his position as the Haas F1 reserve driver for the 2021 period.

It will be the 2nd stint with Dale Coyne Racing for Fittipaldi, who signed with the crew in 2018 for one harm-interrupted period that noticed him miss the Indianapolis 500.

“We loved doing work with Pietro in 2018, it’s unlucky that his period was shorter than prepared, so it’s good to be able to give him an additional possibility,” said crew proprietor Dale Coyne.

The IndyCar period opens up on April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The initial oval race is May possibly one at Texas Motor Speedway.