EMERSON FITTIPALDI RUMORS

Highlights from the 73rd running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 73rd Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 28, 1989 WINNER: Emerson Fittipaldi AVERAGE SPEED: 167.581 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Fittipaldi, a Brazilian, became the first foreign winner of the race since 1966. He dominated most of the race but was trailing Al Unser Jr. on lap 199. Fittipaldi attempted to pass Unser Jr. by diving underneath him in the third turn. The two cars touched wheels and...
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April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

IMSA: Fittipaldi Puts Action Express On Pole At Long Beach

In a city where his uncle Emerson Fittipaldi competed in both Formula One and IndyCar competition, Christian Fittipaldi used the previous street circuit knowledge garnered to good form on Friday evening, as he put himself and co-driver Joao Barbosa on the overall pole position for Saturday’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach. After coming up empty at both Daytona...
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April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Racing cars and trophies among items seized from Emerson Fittipaldi

Two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi is facing serious financial difficulties in Brazil, with authorities seizing trophies and racing cars from his personal museum.Among the cars seized was the one he used to win the 1993 Indy 500, as well as one driven by the Brazilian in Formula One.Fittipaldi's press office released a statement saying that the difficulties are "the result...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Emerson Fittipaldi facing financial difficulties in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) Two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi is facing serious financial difficulties in Brazil, with authorities seizing trophies and racing cars from his personal museum. Among the cars seized was the one he used to win the 1993 Indy 500, as well one driven by the Brazilian in Formula One. Fittipaldi released a statement saying that the difficulties are ''the...
Via Associated Press
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Motorsport legend Fittipaldi excited for racing return at Interlagos

One of motorsport's greatest legends has returned to the wheel this weekend at Interlagos, as Emerson Fittipaldi prepares for his FIA World Endurance Championship debut in Sunday's Six Hours of Sao Paulo. The two-time Formula One World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was a late addition to the grid after striking a deal with AF Corse to drive the team's No. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Emerson Fittipaldi confirms comeback race in Brazil

Emerson Fittipaldi will make his racing return at the wheel of an AF Corse Ferrari in next weekend’s FIA WEC season-ending Six Hours of Sao Paulo. The 67-year-old motorsports legend has been confirmed in the Italian squad’s No. 61 Ferrari F458 Italia alongside Jeff Segal and Alessandro Pier Guidi. The Bronze-rated Fittipaldi replaces Alexander Talkanitsa, who had driven the...
Via FOX Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA Accident Panel formed to investigate Bianchi crash

Ross Brawn, Stefano Domenicali and Emerson Fittipaldi are among the members of the FIA Accident Panel, which has been formed to investigate the Jules Bianchi incident in Suzuka. As previously announced, the Panel will be led by Peter Wright, who is Chairman of the FIA Safety Commission. The FIA said Monday “the group will carry out a full review of the accident to gain a better...
Via FOX Sports
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors of Emerson Fittipaldi racing return as added to FIA Drivers Ratings List

Could Emerson Fittipaldi be preparing to make a return to driving? The Brazilian racing legend has been added to the FIA drivers’ rating list, which was updated on Thursday, with the two-time Formula One World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner being graded as a Bronze. Fittipaldi, 67, is the promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship round at Interlagos, an event that...
Via FOX Sports
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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