Christian Fittipaldi

Christian Fittipaldi

1971-01-18 (age 50)


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Christian Fittipaldi to retire after 2019 Rolex 24

Ex-Formula 1 and Champ Car driver Christian Fittipaldi has announced he will hang up his helmet after next year's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Why does a watch lure the world’s best drivers to Daytona?

The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona always kicks off the international motorsport season in style – but there's an extra incentive for drivers to scoop a victory there...

Rolex 24: AXR Cadillac wins with new distance record

Action Express Racing took victory in the 56th running of the Rolex 24 Hours, establishing a new distance record in the American endurance classic.

Rolex 24, Hour 18: AXR continues to dominate at sunrise

Action Express Racing held a commanding position in the Rolex 24 at Daytona at three-quarter distance, as a full-course caution closed the two lead cars together.

Roar test #5: Nasr quickest as Alonso turns first night laps

Ex-F1 racer Felipe Nasr was quickest in the only dark session of the pre-Daytona 24 Hours ‘Roar before the Rolex 24’ test, as Fernando Alonso got his first taste of night-time prototype driving.

Austin IMSA: Taylors dominate, Corvette wins decimated GTLM class

Jordan and Ricky Taylor dominated the fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Circuit of the Americas in their WTR Cadillac, while the GTLM class hit the self-destruct button at the very first corner.

Sebring 12h: Jani’s Rebellion Oreca beats Cadillacs to pole

Porsche’s World Endurance champion Neel Jani edged Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs to take pole position for the 65th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring, as Christian Fittipaldi ran out of fuel on his final flying lap.

Sebring 12h: Cadillac dominance under threat in fourth practice

A challenge to the Cadillacs is brewing at Sebring, as five cars broke the 1min50sec barrier in the final practice session before qualifying and Christian Fittipaldi’s pacesetting Action Express Racing Cadillac had an edge of just 0.118sec.

Sebring 12h: JDC-Miller Oreca tops first practice

Stephen Simpson nailed fastest time in this morning’s opening practice for the 2017 Sebring 12 Hours, lapping the 3.74-mile course just 0.041sec than the fastest of the Cadillacs.

Daytona 24 Hours: Hr4 - Cadillac leads as darkness comes over Daytona

Cadillac remains out front of the pack as the race transitions into the night.

Daytona 24 Hours: WTR fastest, DragonSpeed bounces back

Final practice saw Jordan Taylor put the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac at the top of the times as DragonSpeed’s Oreca recovered from its Thursday shunt with a great lap.

Daytona 24 Hours: Cadillacs dominate first practice

The all-new DPi Cadillacs topped the first practice session for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, with Christian Fittipaldi setting the pace for Action Express Racing.

Unser Jr, Fittipaldi, Rossi among RRDC’s new members

Twenty-five drivers and other motorsport figures have been added to the Road Racing Drivers Club, including champions and stars from around the world.

Shank leads Ligier-Honda 1-2 finish at Petit Le Mans

Michael Shank Racing held on to beat ESM Racing to clinch victory in the finale of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as Dane Cameron and Eric Curran won the Prototype championship.

MSR leads daylight practice for Petit Le Mans

Ozz Negri put Michael Shank Racing’s Ligier-Honda JS P2 at the top of the timesheets following the two daylight practice sessions at Road Atlanta.

Corvette Racing at Road America: On to the Race!

Looking to maintain GT Le Mans, Prototype championship leads

Action Express goes 1-2 at Watkins Glen

The Sahlen Six Hours of the Glen has been won by the Action Express duo of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi.

Corvette DPs at Watkins Glen: Seeking perfection in the Six Hours

Corvette Daytona Prototypes are unbeaten in Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

Fittipaldi edges Goossens for Detroit pole

Christian Fittipaldi put Action Express Racing in P1 for tomorrow’s Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit, beating the similar Corvette DP of Marc Goossens by mere hundredths of a second.

Fittipaldi adds to family history at Long Beach

Corvette DP captures first TOTAL Pole Award Of 2016

Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach features 25-car entry

Konica Minolta Corvette DP, BMW Team RLL Return To Defend 2015 Victories

Corvette DPs at Sebring: Another podium sweep in the works?

1-2-3 finish in 2015 capped Chevrolet’s first overall victory at Sebring in 50 years

Albuquerque joins Action Express Racing for enduros

Versatile Portuguese star and Audi Le Mans racer replaces Sebastien Bourdais as AX Racing’s third man.

Fittipaldi and Barbosa capture second Prototype title

Win wet Petit Le Mans with Bourdais in Action Express Corvette DP

Soggy Petit Le Mans a showcase for good drivers, a sad end to the season for others

Tom Kimber-Smith: 'I don't think I've ever been that wet in my life, even in the shower.'

Sensational win for GTLM Porsche at Petit Le Mans

Stunning drives by Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet earn victory and championships in soaking and abbreviated race at Road Atlanta.

Action Express hits the front and the gravel trap in second hour of Petit

Fittipaldi spins, Cameron takes the lead, and then the yellows fly again at Road Atlanta

IMSA Introduces Daytona Prototype international (DPi) to debut in 2017

Engine eligibility, bodywork guidelines for multiple manufacturers announced.

IMSA points battle tight in all four classes

Saturday's race at COTA will be critical to championship contenders.

Two points separate top three prototype teams heading to the Lone Star Le Mans

Braun and Bennett hold five-point lead in defense of prototype challenge title.

F1 Retro: Fittipaldi’s Monza backflip – was Martini really to blame? has asked former Minardi F1 teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Pierluigi Martini to explain what happened at Monza in 1993. Guess what? They agree on one thing – to disagree!

Rained-out Watkins Glen qualifying puts Action Express on the pole

No. 60 Michael Shank Racing team fastest in practice but will start sixth.

Fourth straight Detroit victory for Corvette DP

Action Express Racing with both Corvette DPs on Prototype podium

Action Express Racing charging into the Monterey Grand Prix

The Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette DP continues to lead the championship standings

Action Express Racing Corvettes qualify third and fifth for Sports Car Showcase

Christian Fittipaldi will take the green from the third starting position while teammate Eric Curran will start fifth.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-03-25

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers.

Action Express gives Chevrolet first victory in 50 years in 12 Hours of Sebring

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports scored dominant Prototype Challenge triumph.

Action Express takes commanding victory in Sebring 12 Hours

The checkered flag has finally flown in the 12 hour endurance racing classic. IMPECCABLE

Halfway through Sebring 12 Hours and four prototypes remain within striking distance

The following is what took place between the fourth and sixth hours of the race.

Who will win at Sebring? It’s anybody’s guess

Competition at Sebring will be fast and furious...

Chip Ganassi Racing wins 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Action Express car has a good jump on another season championship in the TUDOR series.

Rolex 24: Ganassi's all-stars celebrate overall Daytona victory

IndyCar and NASCAR big name line-up conquers American long-distance sportscar classic.

Rolex 24 at Daytona: Impossible to predict

When the checkered flag falls on the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona at 2:10 p.m. Sunday afternoon, there’s only one thing we now know for sure: The car that’s the first under the flag will have earned the victory.

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Taylor fastest overall Saturday in Roar testing

Action Express Corvette DP third overall; Magnussen third in GTLM for No. 3 Corvette C7.R

Action Express Racing 'roaring' into 2015

Action Express Racing have been working hard to prepare for the new challenges of 2015.