Fit­ti­paldi takes MRF ti­tle and moves up

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Pi­etro Fit­ti­paldi, the grand­son of dou­ble For­mula 1 world cham­pion Emerson, se­cured the In­dian MRF Chal­lenge ti­tle last week­end.

The 19-year-old took two race wins in the sea­son fi­nale on the Irun­gat­tukot­tai cir­cuit near Chen­nai. Fit­ti­paldi led BRDC For­mula 4 grad­u­ate Har­ri­son Newey home in both races to tie up the cham­pi­onship ti­tle.

Fit­ti­paldi con­tested the In­dian se­ries as part of his prepa­ra­tions to move up from For­mula 3 to For­mula V8 3.5 this year with Fortec. It was Fit­ti­paldi’s third car rac­ing suc­cess, fol­low­ing ti­tles in Ju­nior NAS­CAR and For­mula Re­nault BARC in the UK.

“It means a lot and is some­thing else to put on my CV,” he said. “I start 2016 with one foot for­ward. Fortec were cham­pi­ons in 3.5 last year so they’ll give me ev­ery­thing I need to suc­ceed.”

Mick Schu­macher, son of F1 leg­end Michael, took a podium fin­ish on his MRF rac­ing de­but.

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