The 27-year-old, who’s presently a reserve and take a look at driver for Haas F1 Group, will drive the crew’s #30 Honda-powered entry.
Fittipaldi, the Brazilian-American grandson of 1989 IndyCar champion and two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, returns to the sequence after having made 9 begins in 2018 and 2021 for Dale Coyne Racing.
“I’m extraordinarily proud and honored to hitch Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Fittipaldi mentioned.
“With the expertise I’ve gained over the previous few years in F1 and different racing sequence, I’m wanting ahead to the problem of racing in IndyCar, one of the vital aggressive and versatile racing sequence on the planet. I need to thank Mr. Rahal, Mr. Lanigan, and Mr. Letterman for the chance and their belief and confidence in me. I can’t wait to get began.”
Particulars on the sponsorship for the entry can be introduced at a later date.
Fittipaldi made six begins in North America’s premier open-wheel championship in 2018, incomes a finest begin of tenth (Phoenix) and finest end of ninth (Portland). The plan to contest extra IndyCar races was derailed after a midseason crash throughout an FIA World Endurance Championship spherical at Spa-Francorchamps, the place he broke each of his legs.
In 2021, he break up the season within the No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware entry with Romain Grosjean, working three of the 4 oval races. He certified thirteenth in his Indianapolis 500 debut and earned honors because the quickest rookie previous to ending twenty fifth within the race.
“I’m very happy that we’ve been capable of have Pietro be part of RLL as the driving force of the No. 30 automotive,” mentioned Bobby Rahal, co-owner of RLL.
“He has had earlier expertise in IndyCar in doing partial seasons with Dale Coyne Racing and impressively qualifying thirteenth at Indianapolis in 2021. I bought to fulfill him then and since that point he has labored laborious to grow to be the reserve driver for Haas F1’s crew.
“And from our discussions, I’ve been impressed with the maturity and expertise that he’ll now deliver to our program. I sit up for seeing what he can do over a full season of IndyCar competitors in 2024.”
Mike Lanigan, co-owner of RLL, added: “We’re proud and excited to welcome Pietro to our crew. The Fittipaldi household identify has at all times been related to successful and competitiveness in our sport. The legacy lives on with Pietro and we welcome the challenges in holding the custom alive.”