Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced on Monday that Pietro Fittipaldi has signed to race for the team in the No.30 Dallara Honda for the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
The 27 year old made six starts in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2018 and 2021 ran the oval programme for Dale Coyne with RWR alongside Romain Grosjean.
Speaking about the news, Fittipaldi said:
I am extremely proud and honored to join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. With the experience I’ve gained over the last few years in F1 and other racing series, I am looking forward to the challenge of racing in INDYCAR, one of the most competitive and versatile racing series in the world. I want to thank Mr. Rahal, Mr. Lanigan, and Mr. Letterman for the opportunity and their trust and confidence in me. I can’t wait to get started.”
Team co-owner Bobby Rahal commented saying:
I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to have Pietro join RLL as the driver of the No. 30 car. He has had previous experience in INDYCAR in doing partial seasons with Dale Coyne Racing and impressively qualifying 13th at Indianapolis in 2021. I got to meet him then and since that time he has worked hard to become the reserve driver for Haas F1’s team. And from our discussions, I have been impressed with the maturity and experience that he will now bring to our program. I look forward to seeing what he can do over a full season of INDYCAR competition in 2024.”
Mike Lanigan, team co-owner of RLL said:
We are proud and excited to welcome Pietro to our team. The Fittipaldi family name has always been associated with winning and competitiveness in our sport. The legacy lives on with Pietro and we welcome the challenges in keeping the tradition alive.