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Haas in talks with Fittipaldi prior to Spa crash

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10/05/2018

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has revealed that the American team was in talks with Pietro Fittipaldi with a view to an F1 test before his horrendous crash during qualifying for last weekend's WEC event at Spa.

The Brazilian youngster, who is running a multi-discipline programme this year involving IndyCar, WEC and Super Formula, broke his left leg and right angle when his Dragonspeed LMP1 suffered a failure at Eau Rouge.

Talking to reporters ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, Steiner revealed that he had previously been in talks with the youngster regarding an F1 test.

"There was nothing set, we were just talking about it and then the accident happened," the Italian told reporters at Barcelona. "He contacted us, I know his grandfather Emerson, they said; ‘can we do something together?'

"We didn't stop talking but we stopped talking about a test because we don't know what can be done," he continued. "He's well on the way to getting better. That's the most important thing for me."

Asked if the talks were a precursor to an established role within the team, Steiner insisted that no exact details had been discussed.

"Anything is possible in the future," he added: "I could say yes to everything or no to everything, because I don't know."

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