Fittipaldi Considers GP Masters

Fittipaldi Considers GP Masters
Two-times Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is the latest big name seriously considering a return to racing, after confirming that he will test one of the new Grand Prix Masters cars this summer prior to making a decision about whether he is interested in making a competitive comeback.

The Brazilian, who has not raced since hurting his back in a major Champ Car accident in 1996, is due to attend this week's launch of the new GPM series in Durban, South Africa, and has said it is possible he may race in a planned inaugural event in Kyalami in November.

Speaking exclusively in this week's Autosport magazine, Fittipaldi said: "GPM is a great idea - I like the concept. I want to test when the car is ready in the summer. I don't know if I will race, but it would certainly be fun."

If Fittipaldi does decide to race in the GPM event, he will join a host of former stars, including Alain Prost, Alan Jones, Rene Arnoux, Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johansson and Christian Danner.

Prost, who has also decided to contest four races in the French GT Championship alongside Jean-Pierre Jabouille later this year, told Autosport: "It will be great to drive against people such as Jones, Carlos Reutemann, Emerson Fittipaldi - all the guys from that generation.

"If Keke (Rosberg) and Stefan (Johansson) were there too, then it would be good to race against my old team-mates."
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