Pietro Fittipaldi will return to the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2021 season.
The Brazilian, with the famous granddad, will be racing for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing in car #51, which he will share with Romain Grosjean.
Grosjean has chosen to stick to the road and street courses, and skipping the ovals for now. He has mentioned in an interview, that his serious accident in Bahrain made him decide to skip the oval races in 2021.
Fittipaldi has raced for Dale Coyne Racing back in 2018, but missed out on the Indy 500, since he had a crash when he was replacement driver at DragonSpeed in their LMP1 car at Spa Francorchamps. He returned to the Indycar later in the season, following his recovery.
He moved into a role as Formula 1 test- and reserve driver for HAAS F1 Team, where he got the call-up following the Grosjean crash in Bahrain in 2020. He did a season of DTM in 2019, in one of the privateer WRT cars.
The first race for Pietro Fittipaldi will be on 1-2 May at Texas Motor Speedway, followed by two weeks on the oval in Indianapolis, which culminated with the 500 Miles race on 30 May.