Fellow Audi driver salutes his mentor.
He is one of the name drivers expected for the endurance event.
Mike Conway will fill in for the star Toyota driver.
Fittipaldi will be driving a Ferrari F458 Italia, believed to be fielded by AF Corse in the GTE-Am class.
Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli led the entire race to score its second win of the season.
One title is still up for grabs on the legendary Grand Prix circuit in the Brazilian megacity São Paulo.
Leading Winner in the History of the Le Mans, Sebring Classics
Without making mistakes, Davide Rigon and James Calado switched each other, holding up the pace and giving Ferrari and AF Corse a new podium.
It's the third 1-2 in a row for the Swiss team in three races following their successes in Fuji and Shanghai.
At the penultimate round of the 2014 championship, Aston Martin has scooped the Endurance Trophy for GTE Am Teams and the Endurance Trophy for GTE Am Drivers.
For the first time both Porsche 919 Hybrid crews were part of the podium ceremony...