Pietro Fittipaldi will make his second Formula 1 test appearance for Haas next week in Barcelona after being confirmed in the team’s pre-season running line-up.

The grandson of two-time F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, Pietro was named as Haas’ test driver for 2019 last year, and made his maiden appearance for the team in the post-season running in Abu Dhabi last November.

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Fittipaldi will hit the track twice next week in Barcelona as he shares duties with full-time drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

The Brazilian will take over from Grosjean for Wednesday’s afternoon session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, before getting more time behind the wheel on Thursday morning, with Magnussen then returning for the afternoon.

“Any time you get to drive a Formula 1 car, it’s something you really look forward t,” said Fittipaldi.

“The main focus on the test will be to assist the team to develop the car as much as possible before the first race of the season. I’m sure there’ll be a lot of test items the team will want to go through.

“We’ll want to see how reliable the new car is, I’m sure we’ll be aiming for a lot of miles. The goal at the end of the day, as a driver, is to go as fast as possible, to drive the car as fast as you can, but it’s also to give the team really good feedback.

“That’s crucial to the development of the car before the first race."

As well as confirming Fittipaldi, Haas also confirmed its run schedule for Grosjean and Magnussen through both weeks of testing in Barcelona.

Haas F1 Team - Barcelona Pre-Season Testing Schedule

Monday Feb 18: Romain Grosjean
Tuesday Feb 19: Kevin Magnussen
Wednesday Feb 20: Romain Grosjean (a.m.), Pietro Fittipaldi (p.m.)
Thursday Feb 21: Pietro Fittipaldi (a.m.), Kevin Magnussen (p.m.)

Tuesday Feb 26: Kevin Magnussen
Wednesday Feb 27: Romain Grosjean
Thursday Feb 28: Kevin Magnussen
Friday Mar 1: Romain Grosjean

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