Pietro Fittipaldi will return to the wheel of a Formula 1 car next month at Silverstone, as he takes part in a tyre test with Haas.
Fittipaldi has been Haas’ reserve driver for the last several seasons and competed in two races at the end of 2020 with the US-owned team.
The Brazilian took part in pre-season and post-season testing with Haas last year and was handed two FP1 outings in Mexico and Abu Dhabi.
The upcoming Pirelli tyre test will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday after the British Grand Prix.
Both of Haas’ full-time drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen will drive the car on Tuesday morning and afternoon respectively before Fitipaldi jumps behind the wheel on Wednesday.
“I’m very happy to be back behind the wheel of a MoneyGram Haas F1 Team car, this time in Silverstone,” said Fittipaldi.
“It’s going to be exciting for me because I’ve never driven a Formula 1 car around Silverstone and I think that’s one of the most classic tracks in the sport.
“Just as I’m excited, I’m also focused on doing a great job for the team, trying to learn as much as possible for them in terms of car development.
“The Pirelli tire test is going to be an important test and I’m very much looking forward to doing a great job for Haas. I want to thank the team for the opportunity to drive the VF-23.”
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner added: “There aren’t many reserve drivers who have the experience Pietro has, so his feedback on the VF-23 will prove invaluable to us.
“Pietro has always had an impressive work ethic and his passion to learn and support the team in its objectives has been key in his continuation with us.
His full calendar of two other race programs only benefits MoneyGram Haas F1 Team and providing him time in this year’s challenger means he’s once again ready for any eventuality.”