Pietro Fittipaldi auctions Indy 500 Race Day driver suit for Brazilian Flood Relief Efforts

Pietro Fittipaldi, driver of the No. 30 5-hour ENERGY Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda, is auctioning off his race day driver suit for the upcoming 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 to benefit The Helda Gerdau Institute, a charity supporting families affected by the recent floods in Fittipaldi’s home country of Brazil.

The state of Rio Grande do Sul has experienced devastating floods, displacing more than half a million families and causing an estimated $5 billion in damages. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the institute to aid in relief efforts.

The auction includes the suit Fittipaldi will wear during the Indy 500 on May 26, as well as during Detroit Grand Prix the following weekend. The suit will be autographed by Fittipaldi and will come with a certificate of authenticity. The auction closes on Monday, May 27.


5-hour ENERGY was founded by Manoj Bhargava, global philanthropist and signer of Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge, making a commitment to donate most of his wealth to philanthropic causes in his lifetime. Bhargava’s philanthropy centers around the Billions in Change movement, which uplifts the poorest third of the world by providing fundamentals like clean water, reliable electricity and food.

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