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2nd (1978 Brazilian Grand Prix)
5th (1976 Brazilian Grand Prix)
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155
120
44 (0.1 points per race avg)
86 (27.7%)
1975 Argentine Grand Prix
1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix

about Fittipaldi

Fittipaldi Automotive, sometimes called Copersucar after its first major sponsor, was the only Formula One motor racing team and constructor ever to be based in Brazil. It was formed during 1974 by racing driver Wilson Fittipaldi and his younger brother, double world champion Emerson, with money from the Brazilian sugar and alcohol cooperative Copersucar. In 1976 Emerson surprised the motor racing world by leaving the title-winning McLaren team to drive for the unsuccessful family outfit. Future world champion Keke Rosberg took his first podium finish in Formula One with the team.

The team was based in São Paulo, almost 6,000 miles (10,000 km) away from the centre of the world motor racing industry in the UK, before moving to Reading, UK during 1977. It participated in 119 grands prix between 1975 and 1982, entering a total of 156 cars. It achieved three podiums and scored 44 championship points.


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seasons

1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982,

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drivers who drove for Fittipaldi

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1 Wilson Fittipaldi
2 Arturo Merzario
3 Ingo Hoffmann
4 Emerson Fittipaldi
5 Alex Ribeiro
6 Keke Rosberg
7 Chico Serra

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The young Brazilian-American, who was called up for two grands prix at the end of 2020 as a replacement for the injured Romain Grosjean, will twin his reserve duties with Haas alongside his efforts for the Jota team in WEC's LMP2 class.
As part of his Haas responsibilities, Fittipaldi will likely get some testing mileage, most likely in pre-season running in Bahrain and during Friday free ...

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The Brazilian, whose older brother Pietro Fittipaldi is reserve driver for the Haas Formula 1 team, broke the news on social media on Saturday.
Fittipaldi has been talking to Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko for some time, having been spotted having a meeting with the Austrian at the Dutch Grand Prix back in September.
Fittipaldi made his F2 debut in 2021 with Charouz, running three ...

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The grandson of two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi will fulfill Haas F1?s obligation to run a mandated rookie in its car for two free practice sessions in 2022.
Fittipaldi, who started two grands prix for Haas at the end of 2020 in place of the injured Romain Grosjean, still qualifies for ?rookie? status. In his continuing role of test and reserve driver, he previously ...

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A team that began its time in Formula 1 under controversial circumstances, Arrows? 24-year spell in the championship came to an end in 2002 amid mounting financial problems.
Still the team with the most world championship race starts (counting the Footwork years) under its belt ? at 382 ? without ever taking a victory, Arrows came close to troubling the top step of the podium throughout ...

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Each NFT will be redeemable for physical counterparts, such as an original helmet signed at Pietro's Formula 1 debut, an original steering wheel from a Virtual World Championship win or a VIP experience at a Grand Prix. On March 23 at 6pm ET, three exclusive NFTs will be auctioned at fittipaldi.infinitynft.net.
These NFTs commemorate the early career achievements of the Fittipaldi brothers ...

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Following the termination of Nikita Mazepin?s contract and Uralkali?s title sponsorship deal in the wake of Russia?s invasion of Ukraine, Haas found itself in search of a new driver just two weeks away from the start of the new season.
Team principal Gunther Steiner said initially that reserve driver Fittipaldi would get the first call to stand in if required, having previously driven for ...

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The American-owned outfit announced last weekend that it was terminating the contract of Nikita Mazepin and its title sponsor Uralkali with immediate effect in the wake of Russia?s invasion of Ukraine.
Mazepin?s dismissal means the team now faces an urgent task to work out who will line up alongside Mick Schumacher for the start of the 2022 F1 season later this month.
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Following Russia?s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, Haas announced it would be removing the branding of title sponsor Uralkali from its car ahead of the final day of testing in Barcelona. The team?s livery typically resembled the colours of the Russian flag, but was replaced with an all-white design on Friday.
Uralkali is co-owned by Mazepin?s father, Dmitry, and has backed his racing ...

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Fittipaldi ? who raced in the final two F1 races in 2020 in place of the injured Romain Grosjean ? drove Haas?s converted 2019 ?mule? car at Yas Marina on Wednesday, testing the 18-inch Pirelli tyres that will be used in 2022.
His fastest lap of 1m28.622s compared favourably to race driver Mick Schumacher?s 1m28.499s from Tuesday. Fittipaldi has re-signed as Haas?s test/reserve ...

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Fittipaldi, 25, first linked up with Haas at the end of 2018, and made two F1 appearances at the end of 2020 when he deputised for Romain Grosjean following his Bahrain accident. He recorded a best finish of 17th in the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Fittipaldi has attended the majority of grands prix through 2021 as Haas?s reserve driver, supporting Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin. The team announced ...

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Brazilian driver Fittipaldi, 25, made his F1 race debut with the team in the Sakhir Grand Prix, replacing the injured Romain Grosjean following his horrendous fiery crash a week earlier. He finished 17th and 19th in his two starts, and set eighth-fastest lap in Abu Dhabi after a pitstop to cure an overheating issue.
The grandson of two-time world champion and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi ...

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Last week the FIA's World Motor Sport Council rubber-stamped F1's longest-ever season with a 2022 calendar comprising 23 grands prix.
The Miami Grand Prix will make its first appearance, while the Australian, Canadian, Japanese and Singapore Grands Prix are all returning after an enforced two-year absence due to COVID-19.
Two-time F1 world champion Fittipaldi thinks it's "crazy" that the ...

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Fittipaldi, 24, made his first two F1 starts last December at the Sakhir and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix after Grosjean was forced out because of injuries he picked up in his fiery Bahrain GP crash.
The Brazilian recorded 17th and 19th position finishes in his first F1 races, having previously tested its VF-18 and VF-19 cars in 2018 and ?19. 
While there was no vacancy ...

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Fittipaldi was drafted in to stand in for Grosjean, who suffered burns during a horror crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix, for the final two races of the 2020 season.
The Brazilian started last on the grid for his F1 debut in the Sakhir Grand Prix due to a grid penalty and finished 17th, which he followed up with a 19th place in Abu Dhabi for the underperforming American ...

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The 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 champion ran six races for Dale Coyne Racing-Honda in 2018 but had his schedule disrupted by a heavy crash in a WEC car at Spa that left Fittipaldi with broken legs. That meant he missed the Indianapolis 500 and was driving in considerable pain when he returned to IndyCar in July.
Despite this, late in the season, he was named as test and reserve driver for ...

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The Brazilian, who takes over Romain Grosjean?s PU season allocation, received a new energy store and a new control electronics for FP3 on Saturday.
Both changes earn 10 place penalties as the first extra element of each type, which automatically sends him to the back of grid, as an FIA stewards' decision confirmed.

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Fittipaldi to replace injured Grosjean in Sakhir ...

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Haas F1 driver Grosjean sustained burns to the backs of his hands in a terrifying crash on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, leaving him in need of treatment in hospital.
Although Grosjean is set to be released from hospital on Tuesday, Haas has announced that he is unable to race in the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend.
As a result, Haas reserve driver Fittipaldi will get ...

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Rindt died from injuries sustained when his Lotus crashed at Monza?s Parabolica during Italian GP practice on September 5, 1970. He had made 60 Formula 1 World Championship starts, winning six races and taking 10 pole positions ? as well as winning the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours in a Ferrari.
Fittipaldi first encountered Rindt before he got to Formula 1, but it was a day at Silverstone ? when ...

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Race: 1972 Italian GP
Car: Lotus 72D
For me, a great achievement was when I won the Formula 1 world championship at Monza. I won the race and I won the championship. If you consider the technique and difficulty involved in winning a race, it's a different story. It can be a much less important race and you fight like crazy to win ? like Mid-Ohio in 1988 ? and it has a very important ...

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Perhaps it happens more often than normal in motorsports too, as the nature of the paddock environment makes it much more of a family affair.
In a new feature, we dig a bit deeper to look at the careers of some famous racing families.
On the day that back in 1972, Emerson Fittipaldi started from his first pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix, we look at the members of his family that have ...

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After hosting Formula 1 world championship rounds in 1952, 1953 and 1955, Zandvoort became a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar in 1958, only missing on the 1972 schedule as the drivers demanded improvements being made to the track to increase the safety.
But with the financial situation of the circuit becoming worse and worse in the early eighties and with the sport becoming less and less ...

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Fittipaldi and Deletraz both made their F1 test debuts with Haas at the end of 2018, and were affiliated to the team last year in support of race drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.
Fittipaldi served as Haas?s test driver through 2019, while Deletraz was the team?s official simulator driver. Both will now share duties as the team?s test and reserve drivers in ...

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