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Haas F1 Team

Haas reveal which rookie they will run in F1 Friday practice

The team has finally revealed who will be run as part of the mandated rookie FP1 sessions in Formula 1.

Pietro Fittipaldi Bahrain
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Haas has finally announced that Pietro Fittipaldi will drive in the mandated rookie Formula 1 Friday Practice sessions for 2022.

The rule was introduced earlier this year to encourage more teams to run young drivers in their current F1 cars, due to the strict restrictions on testing outside of a race weekend.

Fittipaldi will run in Practice 1 on the Friday at both the Mexican and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix's.

"I'm very happy to be driving the VF-22 and this time during race weekends. FP1 in Mexico and Abu Dhabi," said Fittipaldi.

"I'm very grateful for this opportunity and I'm looking forward to putting in some comprehensive running for the team."

Fittipaldi has previous experience with VF-22

Mexico will be the second occasion that Fittipaldi has driven the 2022 car, after he ran with the team during pre-season testing at Bahrain earlier in the year.

This was due to Nikita Mazepin having to pull out of the season after drivers competing under Russian nationality were banned by the FIA, in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine.

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