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FEBRUARY 8, 2006

Christian soldiers onward

Christian Fittipaldi is to return to single-seaters as the driver with A1 Team Brazil, which is run by his uncle Emerson, the former double Formula 1 World Champion. Christian, who has raced in F1 and Champ Car, has been trying NASCAR for the last couple of years without success but will return to single-seaters at the wheel of an A1 Lola-Zytek in Indonesia this weekend. Brazil's regular driver Nelson Piquet Jr has stood down to focus on his GP2 campaign. There had been speculation that the job might go to former IRL champion Tony Kanaan of to Cristiano da Matta.