MPI stands for MAX PAPIS INNOVATIONS and was founded in 2009 by Max Papis and Tatiana Fittipaldi Papis, in Mooresville, NC. Max and Tatiana have a long background in racing. Max has been a professional race car driver since he was 12 years old. Since then, he has raced in Formula 1, Champ Cars, Indy Cars, IMSA, Grand-Am, IROC, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has the dubious honor of being the European driver with most NASCAR starts in history.
Tatiana was born into racing with parents Emerson and Maria Helena Fittipaldi. She has a bachelor degree in Advertising and Psychology and a minor in Marketing, from the University of Miami. She is a proud member of the North Carolina Motorsports Advisory Council under Governor Pat McCrory. Max, Tatiana, and their 2 sons, Marco and Matteo, live in Statesville, NC.
Stop by and say hi to the MPI team at the Charlotte Racers Expo and feel the MPI difference for yourself. No matter what you race, MPI will have a high-quality steering wheel for you.