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Emerson Fittipaldi Confirms Comeback Race in Brazil

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

Photo: DPPI/FIA WEC

Photo: DPPI/FIA WEC

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 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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