Pietro Fittipaldi confirmed as test driver for F1 team Haas

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pietro Fittipaldi will be the test driver for Formula One team Haas starting at the season-ending grand prix in Abu Dhabi this month.

Fittipaldi said on Friday at his home Brazilian Grand Prix that he aims to race next season.

This year, he raced six times for IndyCar team Dale Coyne, finishing 26th overall.

In May, Fittipaldi underwent surgery on his left leg and right ankle after crashing in Belgium at the opening of the world endurance championship.

He said on Friday at Interlagos he had recovered.

A grandson of former F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, the 22-year-old Pietro will be the second Brazilian test driver in the series, alongside McLaren's Sergio Sette Camara.

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