News 13-year-old son of Emerson Fittipaldi thrilled after the first Formula 4 test
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At Homestead-Miami Speedway, Emerson Fittipaldi Jr., youngest son of the big "Emmo", made his first laps in the Formula 4 car - long-term goal Formula 1
After drawing attention to himself in karting in the past few years, Emerson Fittipaldi Jr. now knows what it feels like to drive a formula car. The just 13-year-old son of two-time Formula 1 world champion, two-time Indy 500 winner and one-time IndyCar champion Emerson Fittipaldi drove a Formula 4 car for testing purposes this week on the Homestead-Miami Speedway circuit.
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"Driving a formula car is really fun because getting out of the kart is a big step," beamed the young Fittipaldi. He describes the Formula 4 car as "so much faster than a kart, but frankly it feels slower to me". The 13-year-old is most impressed by "the brakes and the handling in the corners".
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Emerson Fittipaldi himself, who is now 73 years old, was in the first formula test of his youngest son personally on site. "It's just wonderful that he was able to drive a Formula 4 car here in Homestead for the first time," enthuses the Brazilian, who has lived on Key Biscayne for many years and already with his 13-year-old junior at nearby Homestead last weekend.
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That the junior did his first laps in 2020 in a formula car Emmo "become emotional for another reason:" As a father, it means a lot to me to experience that. After all, it was 50 years ago that I won my first Formula 1 race in Watkins Glen. "
Watkins Glen 1970: Emerson Fittipaldi celebrates his first Formula 1 victory
Photo: David Phipps
Fittipaldi speaks to the Grand Prix the United States in 1970, which he won directly from Lotus as the successor to Jochen Rindt, who had recently been killed in an accident, at his fourth Grand Prix start. And with this victory it was Fittipaldi who made Rindt posthumously world champion. Because Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx only finished fourth and thus had to put his title hopes at the penultimate round of the season.
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50 years later, Fittipaldi's attention is focused on the career of his 13-year-old son. "He is mentally ready, even if he is physically small. But he is strong enough to drive," says the famous father and reveals the further career plan for Emerson Fittipaldi Jr.: "His next two years in karting will be extreme important. Then he should drive formula races. "
Kart in Italy, then Formula 4 in Mexico: The further timetable for the young Fittipaldi
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After he has been karting in the USA, the young Fittipaldi is said to be do this in the fiercely contested Italian Kart Championship in the future. He will then move up to Mexican Formula 4 for the 2021/22 season. The long-term goal is Formula 1. On the way, the young Fittipaldi is supported by the Brand Institute, a Miami-based marketing company that has customers in the healthcare sector, among others.
Emerson Fittipaldi Jr. is the sixth of seven children Emerson Fittipaldi has with three women. His first marriage (with Maria Helena) produced three children, his second marriage (with Teresa) two children and his third marriage (with Rossana) so far two children. The youngest offspring is daughter Vittoria, the eight-year-old sister of Emerson Fittipaldi Jr.
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