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Brazilian
18 January 1971 (51)
Pedro Rodríguez (18 January 1940)
Johnny Servoz-Gavin (18 January 1942)
Gilles Villeneuve (18 January 1950)
Gianfranco Brancatelli (18 January 1950)

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4th
6th (1994 Monaco Grand Prix)
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12 (0.3 points per race avg)
17 (39.5%)
1992 South African Grand Prix
1994 Australian Grand Prix

about Christian Fittipaldi

Christian Fittipaldi (born January 18, 1971) is a Brazilian racing driver who has competed in various forms of motorsport including Formula One, Champ Car and NASCAR. Named after the less known Brazilian driver Christian Heins (killed at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans), he was a highly rated young racing driver in the early 1990s, and participated in 43 Formula One Grands Prix for Minardi and Footwork between 1992 and 1994.

Fittipaldi was fifth in the CART series in 1996 and 2002, earning two wins and a second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500. He has also had success racing sports prototypes, winning the 24 Hours of Daytona of 2004 and 2014, the 12 Hours of Sebring of 2015, the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen of 2013 and 2016, and has captured two IMSA SportsCar Championships with Action Express Racing during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

He is the son of former Grand Prix driver and team owner Wilson Fittipaldi, and the nephew of two-time Formula One Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi.


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seasons

1992, 1993, 1994,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1992 Gianni Morbidelli
Alessandro Zanardi
Minardi compare 1992
1993 Fabrizio Barbazza
Pierluigi Martini
Jean-Marc Gounon
Minardi compare 1993
1994 Gianni Morbidelli
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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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