Grandfather can be proud, two wins for Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro Fittipaldi (Lotus) is a winner of two World Series Formula V8 3.5 races at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico, in the seventh round of the season.
Fittipaldi was the fastest qualifier for both races, scoring pole positions number nine and ten in fourteen races, what was a record number of pole in the history of the World Series. The previous record holders were Daniel Ricciardo (2010) and Kevin Magnussen (2013) with eight poles.
On Saturday, Fittipaldi easily converted pole position into his fifth win of the season, returning to the championship lead ahead of Matevos Isaakyan (SMP Racing), who finished second. Alex Palou (Teo Martin Motorsport) completed the podium.
The first race was interrupted by the Safety Car intervention on the opening lap when Egor Orudzhev (SMP Racing) went off the track. In the second race, Egor Orudzhev was involved to accident again. On lap 2, he crashed into Alex Palou in turn 1 while they were fighting for P3.
At the restart, Fittipaldi stayed in front ahead of his teammate Rene Binder and Mexican driver Alfonso Celis Jr (Fortec Motorsports). On lap 13, Binder parked in the pit lane. Roy Nissany inherited podium position and stayed on P3 until the lap 24 when he was attacked by Matevos Isaakyan. They crashed, causing a Safety Car intervention. Fittipaldi and Celic Jr stayed on P1 and P2, Konstantin Tereschchenko (Teo Martin Motorsport) took the last podium place.