Nov 17

Formula V8 3.5: Pietro Fittipaldi (Lotus) is the new World Series Champion

Grandson of two times Formula 1 Champion Emerson

Pietro Fittipaldi’s pre-race routineThe Brazilian driver Pietro Fittipaldi (Lotus) is the 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 Champion, thanks to the second place gained in race 1 in Bahrain.

Pietro, grandson of two times Formula 1 Champion Emerson, puts his name besides great champions like Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz Jr, and more recently Oliver Rowland e Tom Dillmann. The rookie Henrique Chaves (AVF) is the winner of race.

One of the most thrilling race in World Series Formula V8 3.5 history gave the title to Fittipaldi and maiden win to Chaves. For the first time the series promoted by RPM-MKTG took place in night time too, in the last round of 2017 season Fittipaldi under the podium was welcomed by many friends among which Nelsinho Piquet, the former F.1 driver who’s racing in WEC.

At the beginning of the installation lap, the unexpected drama: Matevos Isaakyan stalls on the grid and he’s forced to enter the pit-lane. At the start, Chaves takes the leadership, while Rene Binder loses positions. Fittipaldi is in second position, followed by RP Motorsport trio, led by Roy Nissany. Binder gets back to 4th as he passes Yu Kanamaru during lap 4. Alfonso Celis Jr. and Konstantin Tereschenko battle for P7 during lap 6. Meanwhile Isaakyan gets out of the pit-lane replaced the transmission.

The complete article here on worldseriesv8.com

source: worldseriesv8.com