Pietro Fittipaldi held talks with the Haas Formula 1 team about a possible test before his World Endurance Championship crash that broke both his legs last Saturday. 

Fittipaldi suffered a broken right ankle and fracture to his left leg in a massive accident in his DragonSpeed LMP1 car during qualifying for the WEC season-opener at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, having gone off the circuit at Raidillon due to an electrical glitch.

Fittipaldi, who was also due to contest select rounds of the 2018 IndyCar campaign alongside his WEC commitments, had successful surgery but is expected to be out of action for some time.

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Speaking ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, Haas F1 team boss Steiner confirmed the team had held talks with Fittipaldi over a possible maiden F1 test, but stressed that nothing had been signed or agreed.

"There was nothing set. We were talking about it, but no date was set," Steiner said.

"We were just starting to talk about it and then the accident happened. I spoke with Pietro, I WhatsApped with him, and spoke with his grandfather. In the moment we let him get well and then we’ll see what we are doing.

"We haven’t got an agreement or anything. We were starting to talk about it, and then the accident happened. The most important thing is that Pietro gets well again and then we see what we can do.

"I think he’s well underway to get better, so that’s the most important thing for me."

Fittipaldi is expected to be out for at least two months as a result of his injuries, but has set a tentative aim of returning for the Mid-Ohio IndyCar race in July.

 

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