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Wilson Fittipaldi Jr.’s body is honored with a procession on the Interlagos track

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Wilson Fittipaldi Jr.’s body is honored with a procession on the Interlagos track

Wilson Fittipaldi Jr. was honored with a lap in a funeral procession at the Autódromo de Interlagos, in São Paulo. The former driver’s body made a complete turn around the track, this Saturday (24).

A Formula 1 car, a category in which Fittipaldi raced in the 1970s, circled the track with a wreath of flowers and a helmet that belonged to the former driver of the Brazilian team Copersucar, founded by Wilson and his family. The former driver was the brother of two-time Formula 1 world champion, Emerson Fittipaldi.

The tribute took place during a stage of the Paulista Motorsport Championship.

The body will be laid to rest and buried at the Peace Cemetery in a ceremony for family and friends, this Sunday (25), in São Paulo. Wilson Fittipaldi died at the age of 80, victim of complications from a cardiac arrest he suffered in December 2023.

One of the great names in Brazilian motorsport, Wilson Fittipaldi Jr. had 38 races in Formula 1. He drove in the main category of world motorsport in 1972, 1973 and 1975 for Brabham and Copersucar, the only Brazilian team in the history of F1, founded with his brother Emerson, two-time world champion in the sport.

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