Christian Fittipaldi

Christian Fittipaldi
Christian Fittipaldi
Christian Fittipaldi 2006 Curitiba.jpg
In 2006, as a Stock Car Brasil driver
Born 18 January 1971 (1971-01-18) (age 40)
São Paulo, Brazil
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Active years 19921994
Teams Minardi, Footwork
Races 43 (40 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 12
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1992 South African Grand Prix
Last race 1994 Australian Grand Prix
Christian Fittipaldi
CART World Series
Years active 1995–2002
Teams Walker Racing
Newman/Haas Racing
Starts 135
Wins 2
Poles 1
Best finish 5th in 1996 & 2002
Christian Fittipaldi
Born January 18, 1971 (1971-01-18) (age 40)
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Awards 1991 Formula 3000 champion
1995 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of The Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
16 races run over 2 years
Best finish 44th - 2003 (Winston Cup)
First race 2002 Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil (Phoenix)
Last race 2003 UAW-GM Quality 500 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Christian Fittipaldi (born January 18, 1971 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian racing driver who has competed in various forms of motorsport including Formula One, Champ Car and NASCAR. Named after the less known Brazilian driver Christian "Bino" Heinz (killed at Le Mans in 1963), he was a highly rated young racing driver in the early 1990s, and participated in 43 Formula One Grand Prix for Minardi and Footwork between 1992 and 1994.

He is the son of former Grand Prix driver and team owner Wilson Fittipaldi, and the nephew of two-time Formula One Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi.

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Formula One

Fittipaldi graduated to Formula One following a Formula 3000 championship winning season in 1991. Opportunities to test and impress were limited at Minardi though, and despite a number of points scoring positions early in 1993, Christian fell out with the team management and was dropped with two GPs to go. He had a final attempt at F1 in the 1994 season driving for the Footwork team, scoring two 4th places. Disillusioned with GP racing, however, Fittipaldi moved to America to race where he has been ever since. He scored a total of 12 F1 championship points.

America

CART

Competing mainly in CART, Fittipaldi was a slow starter, noted for his consistency rather than his outright pace, although by the time he won his first CART event at Road America in 1999, he was a championship contender due to his consistent finishing, among which was a second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500, which earned him Rookie of the Year honors in the race. However, just as Fittipaldi's American career looked to be taking off, he incurred the first of the two broken legs he suffered while racing in CART at the Surfer's Paradise race in 1997. Although he was able to return both times and win further races, he never regained a consistent form, and never won a CART championship.

NASCAR

With his Champcar career on hold, Fittipaldi shifted his focus to NASCAR. He made 3 appearances in the Busch Series during 2001 and 2002. Although he wasn't impressive in those races, he caught the eye of Richard Petty, and he was signed to Petty Enterprises near the end of '02 and made his Winston Cup debut at Phoenix. In 2003, Christian made his first Daytona 500 start, in a one-race deal with Andy Petree, then made a handful of appearances for Petty in ARCA. In the summer of 2003, Fittipaldi became the driver of the illustrious 43 car after John Andretti, cousin of Christian's former CART teammate Michael Andretti, was let go. Christian struggled and was reassigned shortly after the start of autumn, but remained with the team, driving the 44 car.

Sports cars and later career

After leaving Petty Enterprises, Fittipaldi co-drove the winning car during the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2004. In 2005, he migrated into the Brazilian Stock Car Series and reappeared in Grand-Am winning a race at Phoenix and announcing he had signed for Eddie Cheever's new team for 2006. He currently races for A1 Team Brazil. He co-drove a privateer Saleen S7R (with Terry Borcheller and Johnny Mowlem) in the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans and finished 6th in class and 11th overall.

He returned to sports cars full time in 2008, driving Andretti Green Racing's Acura LMP2 Prototype in the American Le Mans Series.,[1] but was removed from the car after race 4 of the 2008 Season. He then moved to drive the #16 Pontiac Coyote for Cheever Racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series.

Racing career

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
1991 Pacific Racing Reynard 91D Mugen Honda VAL
2
PAU
2
JER
1
MUG
3
PER
Ret
HOC
4
BRH
3
SPA
Ret
BUG
2
NOG
1
1st 47

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1992 Minardi Team Minardi M191 Lamborghini 3.5 L V12 RSA
Ret
MEX
Ret
BRA
Ret
ESP
11
17th 1
Minardi M192 Lamborghini 3.5 L V12 SMR
Ret
MON
8
CAN
13
FRA
DNQ
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
POR
12
JPN
6
AUS
9
1993 Minardi Team Minardi M193 Ford HB 3.5 L V8 RSA
4
BRA
Ret
EUR
7
SMR
Ret
ESP
8
MON
5
CAN
9
FRA
8
GBR
12
GER
11
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
8
POR
9
JPN AUS 13th 5
1994 Footwork Ford Footwork FA15 Ford HB 3.5 L V8 BRA
Ret
PAC
4
SMR
13
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
DSQ
FRA
8
GBR
9
GER
4
HUN
14
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
8
EUR
17
JPN
8
AUS
8
15th 6

American Open-Wheel

(key)

CART

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
1995 Walker United States
MIA
5
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
PHX
10
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
INDY
2
United States
MIL
7
United States
DET
17
United States
POR
12
United States
ROA
8
Canada
TOR
9
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MIS
9
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
NHM
8
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
LS
Ret
15th 54
1996 Newman/Haas United States
MIA
6
Brazil
RIO
5
Australia
SRF
5
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
NZR
9
United States
500
Ret
United States
MIL
6
United States
DET
2*
United States
POR
3
United States
CLE
7
Canada
TOR
7
United States
MIS
10
United States
MDO
7
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
VAN
3
United States
LS
10
5th 110
1997 Newman/Haas United States
MIA
Ret
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
LBH
Inj
United States
NZR
Inj
Brazil
RIO
Inj
United States
STL
Inj
United States
MIL
Inj
United States
DET
Inj
United States
POR
4
United States
CLE
6
Canada
TOR
11
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
ROA
4
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
LS
Ret
United States
FON
9
15th 42
1998 Newman/Haas United States
MIA
4
Japan
MOT
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
NZR
11
Brazil
RIO
Ret
United States
STL
11
United States
MIL
DNS
United States
DET
17
United States
POR
Ret
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
16
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
MDO
13
United States
ROA
3
Canada
VAN
14
United States
LS
9
United States
HOU
Ret
Australia
SRF
3
United States
FON
7
14th 56
1999 Newman/Haas United States
MIA
9
Japan
MOT
3
United States
LBH
5
United States
NZR
7
Brazil
RIO
3
United States
STL
9
United States
MIL
6
United States
POR
14
United States
CLE
12
United States
ROA
1
Canada
TOR
3
United States
MIS
8
United States
DET
Inj
United States
MDO
Inj
United States
CHI
Inj
Canada
VAN
Inj
United States
LS
Inj
United States
HOU
7
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
FON
3
7th 121
2000 Newman/Haas United States
MIA
7
United States
LBH
Ret
Brazil
RIO
5
Japan
MOT
11
United States
NZR
11
United States
MIL
9
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
3
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
CHI
DNS
United States
MDO
3
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
VAN
4
United States
LS
10
United States
STL
12
United States
HOU
6
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
FON
1
12th 96
2001 Newman/Haas Mexico
MTY
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
TXS
NH
United States
NZR
5
Japan
MOT
4
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
5
United States
POR
3
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
CHI
Ret
United States
MDO
8
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
VAN
11
Germany
LAU
Ret
United Kingdom
ROC
Ret
United States
HOU
8
United States
LS
9
Australia
SRF
8
United States
FON
13
15th 70
2002 Newman/Haas Mexico
MTY
3
United States
LBH
13
Canada
MOT
12
United States
MIL
4
United States
LS
2
United States
POR
13
United States
CHI
14
Canada
TOR
3
United States
CLE
12
Canada
VAN
13
United States
MDO
2
United States
ROA
6
Canada
MTL
7
United States
DEN
5
United Kingdom
ROC
17
United States
MIA
2
Australia
SRF
11
United States
FON
7
Mexico
MXC
15
5th 122

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 Brazil GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

GER
SPR

GER
FEA

POR
SPR

POR
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

UAE
SPR

UAE
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

20
IDN
FEA

4
MEX
SPR

14
MEX
FEA

12
USA
SPR

13
USA
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

10
CHN
FEA

Ret
6th 71

Complete American Le Mans Series Results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2008 Andretti Green Racing LMP2 Acura ARX-01b Acura 3.4L V8 M SEB
ovr:18
cls:6
STP
ovr:6
cls:5
LNB
ovr:6
cls:4
UTA
ovr:8
cls:7
LIM MID AME MOS DET PET MON 24th 38

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2006 GT1 66 M Saleen S7-R
Ford 7.0L V8
United States ACEMCO Motorsports United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
United States Terry Borcheller
337 12th 7th
2007 GT1 59 M Aston Martin DBR9
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
United Kingdom Team Modena Spain Antonio García
Netherlands Jos Menten
318 17th 10th
2008 GT1 59 M Aston Martin DBR9
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
United Kingdom Team Modena United States Terry Borcheller
Netherlands Jos Menten
302 30th 8th

References

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
none
Brazilian Formula Three Champion
1989
Succeeded by
Oswaldo Negri
Preceded by
Gabriel Furlán
Formula Three Sudamericana Champion
1990
Succeeded by
Affonso Giaffone
Preceded by
Érik Comas
International Formula 3000 Champion
1991
Succeeded by
Luca Badoer
Preceded by
Jacques Villeneuve
Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
1995
Succeeded by
Tony Stewart

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