Fittipaldi takes MRF title and moves up
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.