Pietro Fittipaldi Goes From Hickory Champ To Formula One

CONCORD, N.C. — When Pietro Fittipaldi makes his Formula One debut for the Haas F1 Team on Dec. 6 at the Bahrain Int’l Circuit, it’ll be the culmination of a journey that started nearly 10 years ago. A 24-year-old Brazilian, who was born in Miami, Fla., Fittipaldi didn’t set out to make a living racing open-wheel race cars. “We actually did two races that year at the end of the year. “My whole family moved just for me to follow my racing career,” Fittipaldi said. There were always 2,000 or 3,000 people going to watch a race, so that was pretty cool.”. “That was when I got the opportunity from there to go from NASCAR racing to open-wheel racing,” Fittipaldi said. They heard I was winning races at Hickory and Hickory was really competitive back then. That’s what’s so amazing about it,” Fittipaldi said in 2018.

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