Two-time and defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion driver Christian Fittipaldi returns to Action Express Racing for his fourth full season of competition following a second consecutive championship sweep.
Fittipaldi, a native of Brazil, has teamed with Portuguese driver João Barbosa to win five races in the past two seasons, completing all but one lap of competition in the TUDOR (now WeatherTech) era.
Fittipaldi and Barbosa will again pilot the iconic No. 5 Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype, an entry they drove to victory in the 62nd annual Twelve Hours of Sebring, scoring the overall victory for Chevrolet for the first time in 50 years.
The two drivers also combined to win the prototype class at Petit Le Mans, sealing the victory, the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup title for the second consecutive season.
Fittipaldi was born with racing in his blood; he is the son of former Formula 1 driver Wilson Fittipaldi and the nephew of two-time Formula 1 world champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi.
A former Formula 3000 champion, Fittipaldi has been a fierce competitor in motorsports for nearly three decades. The Brazilian has competed in the IndyCar series, CART series, Formula 1, NASCAR and IMSA.
In addition to his full-time competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Brazilian will be launching his Fittipaldi Exotic Driving Experience based in Texas.
Outside of sports car racing, the Brazilian satiates his need for competition by racing in mountain bike and karting events, both in the United States and his home country of Brazil.
Christian stays busy away from racing by spending time with his wife and daughter at their home in Miami.