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Haas to field Fittipaldi in Mexico and Abu Dhabi FP1 sessions

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Pietro Fittipaldi will take part in FP1 for Haas in Mexico and at Abu Dhabi.

As part of the 2022 Sporting Regulations teams must, in two FP1 sessions, field a driver who has not taken part in more than two Grands Prix. Aston Martin fielded Nyck de Vries at Monza, with the Dutchman going on to score on debut for Williams in place of an unwell Alex Albon.

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Haas will field Brazilian-American reserve and test driver Fittipaldi, who is in his fourth season with the team, in first practice at Mexico City, and again in FP1 in the United Arab Emirates.

The 26-year-old stood in for an injured Romain Grosjean at the final Grands Prix of 2020, making his starts at Sakhir and Abu Dhabi, with a best finish of 17th at the former.

He said: "I'm super happy to announce that I'll be driving the VF-22 in FP1 at Mexico and Abu Dhabi. I want to thank Haas F1 team for the opportunity. I drove the VF-22 for the first time in Bahrain at the Official Pre-Season Tests but now to drive it during a race weekend is an amazing opportunity, so thank you to the team."

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