1997 Christian Fittipaldi Signed Race Used Newman-Haas Momo IndyCar Suit
It can be argued that the soon-to-be 50 year old Christian Fittipaldi is one of the most versatile drivers of his generation. His list of accomplishments in professional car racing is quite impressive.
Fittipaldi has been a driver in Formula 1, INDYCAR, NASCAR and the top U.S. sports car series over the past three decades. He even 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 would finish 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 spent with Minardi, a team didn’t have a chance to compete at the front of the grid. He then 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 race-worn items are highly desirable in the memorabilia world in part because of his own success but also because that of his uncle, a two-time F1 World Champion, who captured the Indianapolis in 1989 and 1993.
This suit is signed by Fittipaldi and comes from his time with Newman-Haas Racing.
The suit comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.