Having already gotten behind the wheel for VAR at the Yas Marina post-season test, the Red Bull Junior Team driver says he’s hugely looking forward to the next chapter in his career as he prepares to put his experience to good use when adapting to the new F2 cars.
“I am very excited to be a part of Van Amersfoort Racing," says Fittipaldi. "The team and I had a positive first experience working together during the F2 post-season test in Abu Dhabi last week. Right now, I am looking forward to next season, which will be a new challenge for all. Racing in the new 2024 F2 cars will be exciting, and I am confident that the team and I will have a great season together.”
After making his racing debut in 2016, Fittipaldi went on to secure the 2018 Italian F4 title in his second campaign, in addition to third in the ADAC F4 Championship. Stepping up to the Formula Regional European Championship the following year, he brought home two wins and 13 podiums on his way to second in the Standings.
Two campaigns in Formula 3 followed in 2020 and 2021, where the Brazilian driver achieved his first podium finish in Budapest Race 2. This helped Fittipaldi earn a mid-season Formula 2 call up in 2021 with Charouz Racing System. Returning for a full campaign the following year, he became one of the standouts of the season, netting six podium finishes to claim eighth in the Drivers’ Championship.
This season, he added to that tally, triumphing in the Spa-Francorchamps Sprint Race for his maiden victory. Securing a further four podium finishes with Rodin Carlin, Fittipaldi went on to finish 2023 seventh in the Drivers' Standings.
VAR Team Principal Fritz van Amersfoort added: “During the F2 post-season test, we have experienced that Enzo is a great character to work with. He is a great fit for our team, and his experience in F2 will be beneficial as we head into a new era of Formula 2. We’re thrilled to have him on board and look forward to the upcoming season together.”