Pietro Fittipaldi, a racing driver of dual nationality both American and Brazilian. He is currently set to race in selected rounds at the 2021IndyCar Series. He is also serving as a reserve driver for the Haas Formula One team. Pietro also comes from a racing family, being the grandson of Emerson Fittipaldi, a two-time Formula One world champion. He is also the brother of Enzo Fittipaldi who is also a race car driver.
Pietro first started racing karts, racing a total of 37 races from the years 2006 to 1010. He won three championships during this part of his career.
Fittipaldi began racing in 2011 in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. He won one race in 2012 and finished fifth place in the championship. It was also this year that he won the Rookie of the Year award at the Hickory Speedway. In 2012, Fittipaldi competed again in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model division with one win. He scored two poles and was again named Rookie of the Year. He also competed in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown in the same year.
In 2013, Fittipaldi competed in the BARC Formula Renault for the Jamun Racing Services. He also competed in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship together with Mark Goodwin Racing, winning at Brands Hatch.
2014 was a busier time for Fittipaldi. He was invited to be part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. He also won the Protyre Formula Renault championship while being part of the MGR Motorsport team. He scored 10 wins out of 15 races. Fittipaldi also competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 EuroCup and Formula Renault 2.0 Alps events.
In 2015, Pietro finished at 17th place in the Formula 3 European Championship while with Fortec Motorsports.
2016 was a better year with Pietro winning the MRF Racing Challenge with 4 wins, nine podium finishes, and two poles. He also finished 10th place at the Formula V8 3.5 with Fortect Motorsports still. His best finish was third.
2017 was another milestone for Pietro as he won the Formula V8 3.5 Championship for Lotus with a total of six wins, 10 podium finishes, and 10 pole positions.
In 2018, Pietro competed in the Suzuka round of the Super Formula Championship in Japan. He also drove for DragonSpeed in the World Endurance Championship but got injured in a crash at the qualifiers. In the same year, Pietro made six NTT IndyCar Series starts for the Dale Coyne Racing team. His best finish was ninth place at Portland.
In 2020, Fittipaldi made it clear that he still wanted to keep one foot in Formula One as a reserve driver. This was confirmed in February of 2021 that Fittipaldi will remain as part of the Haas team for a reserve driver in the 2021 season.