IndyCar Driver, Pietro Fittipaldi, Looking to Follow His Grandfather's Success on the Streets of Detroit

IndyCar Driver, Pietro Fittipaldi, looking to follow his grandfather's success on the streets of Detroit.
DETROIT, May 31, 2024 ~ As the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix approaches this weekend, all eyes are on Pietro Fittipaldi, driver of the No. 30 5-hour ENERGY® Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) Honda. The race, taking place from May 31 to June 2 on the streets of Detroit, holds a special significance for Fittipaldi as he looks to follow in his family's footsteps.

Fittipaldi, who comes from a long line of successful racers, is determined to make his mark on the streets of Detroit. "The Detroit Grand Prix holds a special place in the Fittipaldi family history," he shared. "While the Indy 500 didn't go as planned, I'm excited to race on a street circuit with a rich history and to chase a win for myself and the team."

The Fittipaldi name is synonymous with success at the Detroit Grand Prix, with Pietro's grandfather Emerson Fittipaldi winning the race twice in 1989 and 1991. As Pietro prepares for this year's race, he can't help but feel inspired by his grandfather's achievements.

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Pietro will be driving his No. 30 car sponsored by 5-hour ENERGY®, a company founded by global philanthropist Manoj Bhargava that is celebrating its 20th anniversary by returning to motorsports. The company is headquartered near Detroit and is proud to support Pietro in his racing endeavors.

This year marks the second year that the Detroit Grand Prix has returned to race on the streets of downtown Detroit. This means that Pietro will have the opportunity to race on some of the same streets where his grandfather achieved victory. In his first full season with RLL Racing, Pietro is determined to continue his family's legacy at this prestigious event and compete for a win.

Aside from the thrilling racing action, fans can also look forward to a three-day festival experience at the Detroit Grand Prix. The event offers scenic views from the iconic Riverwalk, as well as interactive games, delicious food, and live music at Hart Plaza. It's a fun-filled event for the whole family to enjoy.

As the countdown to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix begins, all eyes will be on Pietro Fittipaldi as he looks to make his mark on the streets of Detroit and continue his family's legacy of success.
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