Enzo Fittipaldi, the grandson of two-time F1 world champion Emerson, has decided to quit the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) to pursue a career in America.
Enzo, who last year competed in the FIA Formula 3 championship, had a difficult campaign in the series finishing a lowly 15th. The Brazillian's form however continuously improved over the course of the season and he was able to bring his HWA Racelab car in fifth and fourth in the feature and sprint races respectively at the race weekend in Mugello.
"I am very happy to announce that I will be racing in the Indy Pro 2000 series for Andretti/RP," said Enzo via his social media accounts.
"With the move to the USA, I can no longer continue in the Ferrari Driver Academy. I have no words to say how grateful I am for all the support the FDA has provided me.
"I take all this learning with me and I want to thank each of the Ferrari members for helping me to develop as a driver and as a person! Full push in 2021! I am sure this is a step forward to reaching my goal of racing in F1 and Indycar!"
The young Fittipaldi joined the FDA in 2016 and contested the Italian and German Formula 4 championships before finishing second in the Regional Formula 3 championship with the Prema Powerteam in 2018.
Enzo Fittipaldi follows in the footsteps of another fellow second-generation racer Guiliano Alesi, who also quit the FDA earlier this year.