Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Pietro Fittipaldi has been hospitalized following a crash in LMP qualifying for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
Fittipaldi, who made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at ISM Raceway in April, was competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship event’s top class with DragonSpeed.
The 21-year-old Brazilian - one of two Verizon IndyCar drivers on the sports car grid in Belgium alongside Tony Kanaan - sustained non-life-threatening leg injuries after his No.10 DragonSpeed BR Engineering BR1 left the track at high speed and made contact at Raidillon.
He remained conscious and was attended to immediately by the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Medical Services and FIA Medical Delegate Jacques Tropenat. After he was extracted from the car, Fittipaldi was transported by air to CHR de la Citadelle in Liege, Belgium.
The status of Dale Coyne Racing’s No. 19 Paysafe Honda for next week’s INDYCAR Grand Prix and the May 27 Indianapolis 500, which Fittipaldi was slated to race, is not known. The team released a statement on Twitter wishing its driver well.