Romain grosjean had the most serious accident of his career, and one of the most shocking of the Formula 1 of the last few years. The Frenchman hit more than 200 kilometers per hour against the circuit protection barriers. Fortunately, Grosjean had no major consequences on his health and is in top condition.
This Tuesday it was confirmed that the Frenchman already has a replacement to take his place in the team Haas. The one who will get into his car is part of a family with a long history in the highest category of motorsport. Is about Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of the former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, and current reserve driver for the US team.
Pietro Fittipaldi joined the Haas team two years ago as a test and reserve driver for the team. He participated in various Formula categories in different years, achieving some good results in his career. The Brazilian driver was champion of the World Series, participated in the IndyCar and also the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Guenther Steiner commented that the choice of Fittipaldi had no doubts in the team. “After it was decided that it was best for Romain to skip at least one race, the choice to put Pietro Fittipaldi behind the wheel was quite easy. Pietro will drive the VF-20 and he is familiar with the team, because he has been with us for the last two seasons as a test and reserve driver.
For his part, the pilot was happy to have the chance to reach the category. “The most important thing, and I’m happy about it, is that Romain is safe and sound. We are all very happy that his injuries are relatively minor after such a large incident. These are obviously not the ideal circumstances for my first opportunity to compete in Formula 1, but I am extremely grateful to the team for their faith in getting behind the wheel this weekend.