1996 Christian Fittipaldi Signed Race Used Newman-Haas Bell Feuling IndyCar HelmetNow Sold
1996 Christian Fittipaldi Signed Race Used Newman-Haas Bell Feuling IndyCar Helmet
It can be argued that Christian Fittipaldi is one of the most versatile drivers of his generation, and by the way, it’s difficult to believe he turns 50 in January!
Fittipaldi has been an accomplished driver in Formula 1, INDYCAR, NASCAR and the top U.S. sports car series over the past three decades, and he spent a season in the since-folded A1 Grand Prix series.
Fittipaldi won the Rolex 24 of Daytona overall three times (2004, 2014 and 2018), the Sebring 12 Hours (2015) and had a pair of race wins in CART (1999 and 2000). And while history doesn’t remember it as it should, Fittipaldi nearly joined his famous uncle, Emerson, as an Indianapolis 500 winner (he finished second to Jacques Villeneuve in the 1995 race that saw Scott Goodyear give the win away by jumping the final restart).
Fittipaldi’s CART wins came both on a road course (Road America) and a large oval (California Speedway). He even won a pole in his native Brazil.
Fittipaldi spent three seasons in F1, making 40 starts. Two of those seasons (1992 and 1993) were with Minardi, which didn’t have a chance to compete at the front of the grid. He drove for the Footwork Arrows team in ’94.
Fittipaldi made 19 starts in NASCAR — 16 in the Cup Series, three in the Xfinitiy Series. His sports car victories came not only on the Daytona road course but also at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Watkins Glen International, Road America and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Fittipaldi-worn racing items are highly desirable the memorabilia world in part because of his own success but also that of his uncle, a two-time F1 World Champion who captured the Indianapolis in 1989 and 1993.
This Newman-Haas Bell Feuling helmet signed by Fittipaldi comes from his time with the team. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.