“The symptoms appeared all of a sudden during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “We all wish Jamie a speedy recovery. He’ll definitely not be fit for racing again this weekend, so we’re happy that Pietro is able to stand in for him on such short notice.”
The 22-year-old grandson of two-time Formula One World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi is contesting the 2019 DTM in an Audi RS 5 DTM of the customer team WRT Team Audi Sport. In addition, the Brazilian is a test and reserve driver for the Haas Formula One team and would originally not have been on the grid at Misano.