The 27-year-old, who’s at the moment a reserve and take a look at driver for Haas Method 1 Staff, will drive the workforce’s #30 Honda-powered entry.
Fittipaldi, the Brazilian-American grandson of two-time F1 world champion, 1989 IndyCar champion and two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, returns to the collection after having made 9 begins in 2018 and 2021 for Dale Coyne Racing.
“I’m extraordinarily proud and honoured to hitch Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Fittipaldi mentioned.
“With the expertise I’ve gained over the previous few years in F1 and different racing collection, I’m wanting ahead to the problem of racing in IndyCar, one of the vital aggressive and versatile racing collection on this planet. I wish to thank Mr. Rahal, Mr. Lanigan, and Mr. Letterman for the chance and their belief and confidence in me. I can’t wait to get began.”
Fittipaldi made six begins in IndyCar in 2018, incomes a finest begin of tenth (Phoenix) and finest end of ninth (Portland). The plan to contest extra IndyCar races was derailed after a mid-season crash throughout a World Endurance Championship spherical at Spa-Francorchamps, the place he broke each of his legs.
In 2021, he cut up the season within the #51 Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware entry with Romain Grosjean, working three of the 4 oval races. He certified thirteenth in his Indianapolis 500 debut and earned honours because the quickest rookie previous to ending twenty fifth within the race.
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Pietro Fittipaldi, Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing Honda
“I’m very happy that we’ve been capable of have Pietro be part of RLL as the driving force of the #30 automotive,” mentioned Bobby Rahal, co-owner of RLL.
“He has had earlier expertise in IndyCar in doing partial seasons with Dale Coyne Racing and impressively qualifying thirteenth at Indianapolis in 2021. I bought to satisfy him then and since that point he has labored arduous to turn into the reserve driver for Haas F1’s workforce.
“And from our discussions, I’ve been impressed with the maturity and expertise that he’ll now convey to our programme. I look ahead to seeing what he can do over a full season of IndyCar competitors in 2024.”
Mike Lanigan, co-owner of RLL, added: “We’re proud and excited to welcome Pietro to our workforce. The Fittipaldi household title has all the time been related to profitable and competitiveness in our sport. The legacy lives on with Pietro and we welcome the challenges in preserving the custom alive.”