Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Dale Coyne says that he hopes to be able to name a replacement for Pietro Fittipaldi by next week following the Brazilian’s accident during qualifying for the Six Hours of Spa on Friday.
Fittipaldi who broke both legs during the accident is expected to return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition for July’s race at Mid-Ohio according to Coyne.
Coyne has said that the plan remains in place for Canadian Zachary Claman DeMelo to race at the Detroit Grand Prix immediately after the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil but he has not spoken to the rookie regarding the Indianapolis 500 as he is unsure whether the Canadian is ready for the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Coyne revealed that he will speak to PaySafe, the primary sponsor of the No.19 Honda on Monday to discuss what they would like to do. The team owner has confirmed that Claman DeMelo is the logical replacement for the IndyCar Grand Prix next weekend but no decision will be made until he has spoken to PaySafe.
Coyne said that the most important thing is that Fittipaldi will be ok following the accident.