Pietro Fittipaldi had a fantastic weekend going in his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Phoenix back in April. While he ended up crashing out of the race, he showed that he had the speed as well as the poise that it takes to be competitive in the most competitive series in the entire world. His next race up was both events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Month of May.
A Fittipaldi at Indy again.
Unfortunately, he broke his legs in a qualifying crash in Belgium in a sports car before coming back to INDYCAR and had a lengthy road to recovery ahead. Now, he’s recovered and looking forward to returning to his Dale Coyne Racing seat this weekend in Mid-Ohio.
“I was really happy with my first day back in the Paysafe car last week during our evaluation day,” said the Brazilian. “It was a big relief for me after two months of just doing a lot of training, physical therapy and working to be healthy and to be able to get back driving. To run my first laps last week was a really big relief because it showed that I was able to do it. I felt good and comfortable in the car and the test day went really well. Mid-Ohio will be my first Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend on a road course and I’m really looking forward to it. I never raced at Mid-Ohio before, but I enjoyed it a lot during the test. It’s a really technical track. I think qualifying is going to be very important because there’s not that many places to overtake. I just can’t wait to be on track again.”
This is going to be a first real taste of what he can do. The second Dale Coyne Racing seat has been competitive at Mid-Ohio. Conor Daly, RC Enerson and Esteban Gutierrez have all had success in it.
With Fittipaldi’s background, so can he.