Fittipaldi extends Haas partnership

Fittipaldi extends Haas partnership

January 27, 2023

American Formula One team Haas have announced that Pietro Fittipaldi will continue on as their Official Test and Reserve Driver for the upcoming 2023 Formula One season. 

Fittipaldi, who has two Formula One Grand Prix starts, will also be taking part in the IMSA SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. The Brazilian has also taken part in multiple Practice Sessions for Haas, most recently in Bahrain last year.

A former member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Fittipaldi joined the Haas team in 2019, taking part in the post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for the American team.

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Guenther Steiner, Team Principal of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, commented:

I’ve said before that continuity and consistency is key to success in Formula 1 and Pietro remaining with the team for 2023 makes me believe that we have strong foundations. In Formula 1, you need to be able to react within the smallest of margins to any scenario, and Pietro is a proven performer and is ready to step in at any time to get behind the wheel and drive, as he did twice in 2020. Last season he took part in pre-season testing, two free-practice sessions and post-season testing in the VF-22 and surprisingly unlike many drivers on the grid, he’s said this car suits his aggressive style, which is music to my ears when track time is so limited. He’s an asset to our team so I look forward to seeing his continuation with us this season.” 

Fittipaldi said:

I’m very happy to be continuing with the MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, a team that I consider family. It will be my fifth season in Formula 1 as the Official Reserve & Test Driver for Haas and I’m super excited to be going into 2023 coming off the back of a very competitive season. Last year I did two free practice sessions, tested at the beginning of the year and at the end of the season test so we’ve already been able to try some stuff for the new season. I’m excited to see the new car and new developments, and I hope that we’re able to make an even bigger step forward with the VF-23.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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