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Emerson Fittipaldi Confirms Comeback Race in Brazil

Emerson Fittipaldi set to race in FIA WEC Six Hours of Sao Paulo…



As first revealed by Sportscar365, motorsports legend Emerson Fittipaldi will return to the wheel of a race car later this month, as the two-time Formula One World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner is set to take part in the FIA WEC season-ending Six Hours of Sao Paulo.

The 67-year-old Brazilian announced his racing comeback on his Facebook page late Tuesday, confirming he will be driving a Ferrari F458 Italia, believed to be fielded by AF Corse in the GTE-Am class.

Fittipaldi’s last professional race came in 2008 when he teamed with his brother, Wilson, in a Brazilian GT event.

Rumors of a potential comeback race began when “Emmo” was added to the FIA Drivers Ratings list in September, having been classified as a Bronze-rated pilot, which would fit the criteria needed to compete in GTE-Am.

Full details of Fittipaldi’s racing return is expected to be made on Wednesday during a formal announcement.

The FIA WEC Six Hours of Sao Paulo is set for Nov. 28-30.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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