Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time F1 champion and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will push for Haas in position of the wounded Romain Grosjean at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix.
Grosjean is however in hospital right after sustaining burns on both equally hands in a scary crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The French driver is predicted to be discharged on Tuesday.
On the other hand, he will not be prepared to contend in Sunday’s race, which will take position at a distinct configuration of the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit, handing an F1 debut to Fittipaldi. The Brazilian driver has been affiliated to Haas considering that 2019, when he was named its exam driver.
Haas did not ensure irrespective of whether Grosjean will be able to contest the year-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Dec. 13. With Grosjean established to go away Haas at the end of the year that occasion could effectively be his ultimate F1 race.
The race will deliver a vastly surprising prospect to Fittipaldi, 24, who gained the Formula Renault championship in 2014 and Method v8 3.5 in 2017. He was set for a joint campaign in IndyCar and the Environment Endurance Championship in 2018 prior to he broke his leg in a crash though training for the Six Hours of Spa.
Fittipaldi stated: “Most importantly I’m satisfied Romain is harmless and healthful. We’re all quite joyful his injuries are fairly minimal following these a enormous incident.
“Clearly, it is not an ideal set of instances to get my very first option to compete in Method 1, but I’m particularly grateful to Gene Haas and Guenther Steiner for their faith in placing me powering the wheel this weekend. I have been with the group a great deal this year, both equally trackside and performing on simulator periods, so I am familiar with the team’s working procedures on a grand prix weekend.
“It’s likely to be exciting to make my 1st career begin in Formulation 1 — I will be supplying it my all and I search ahead to starting up in no cost practice on Friday in Bahrain.”