Fittipaldi focused on DTM future, not IndyCar return

Jamie Klein

was a last-minute addition to the 2019 DTM field, landing a drive with the customer WRT Audi squad after a disrupted 2018 season that included abortive FIA World Endurance Championship and Super Formula campaigns and six IndyCar starts with Dale Coyne Racing.

The Brazilian has combined his DTM drive with his Haas F1 commitments, making on-track appearances for the American squad in both pre-season and in-season testing at Barcelona.

While F1 remains Fittipaldi's "dream" long-term, he says that his immediate priority is securing his future in the DTM and potentially prove himself worthy of a factory drive.

"I would like to race DTM next year," Fittipaldi told Motorsport.com. "It’s one of the things I’m looking at, you can make a career out of it.

"For sure you want a factory drive, that’s the aim. You don’t know what the options are gonna be, but all I can do is do my best in the races and show what I can do."

Pietro Fittipaldi, Audi Sport Team WRT

Pietro Fittipaldi, Audi Sport Team WRT Alexander Trienitz

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