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FERRARI ANNOUNCE LMGTE PRO CLASS CREWS FOR THE FIA WEC SEASON

The Ferrari crews entered in the LMGTE Pro class have officially been announced, a few weeks from the start of Season 8 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The AF Corse car number 51 will be entrusted to Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado. After winning the drivers’ and team title in 2017 and … Continue reading

FERRARI TRIUMPHS IN THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

Ferrari has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 36th time. The win was taken by the 488 GTE fielded by AF Corse and driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Daniel Serra. The victory is the 27th class win for the Prancing Horse, in addition to nine outright wins, the first … Continue reading

MacNEIL, VILANDER AND SMITH TO DRIVE WEATHERTECH RACING FERRARI AT LE MANS

WeatherTech Racing, together with Scuderia Corsa, will field the No. 62 WeatherTech Ferrari 488 GTE in the LMGTE Am Class for drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Toni Vilander (Kankaanpää, Finland), and Rob Smith (Essex, UK) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 15-16. MacNeil will be running his sixth Le Mans with a third … Continue reading

DIFFICULT 6 HOURS OF SHANGHAI FOR FERRARI

The 6 Hours of Shanghai has traditionally been a particularly difficult race for Ferrari. The GTE-Pro class cars had already been slow in qualifying, when they had been unable to do better than fifth row. In the race, the 488 GTEs of AF Corse recovered as always, even pushing into the podium positions for a … Continue reading

TWO FERRARI CREWS IN GTE-PRO SEEK TO BREAK FIA WEC SHANGHAI JINX

The FIA World Endurance Championship is off to China for the last race of the 2018 calendar year, although actually it is only the fifth in the Super Season of the number one endurance racing championship. Five Ferraris are set to compete, three in the GTE-Am class and two in the GTE-Pro where victory has … Continue reading

THIRD ROW FOR FERRARI AT FUJI

As anticipated, qualifying for the Fuji 6 Hours was not easy for the five Ferraris entered in the fourth round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season. In the GTE-Pro class, the 488 GTE no. 71 and no. 51 of the world champion team will start from the third row. The cars … Continue reading

PIER GUIDI AND CALADO WIN AT SILVERSTONE

As they say in the world of distance running, “your head can go where your legs can’t”. The 6 Hours of Silverstone, third round of the Super Season of the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship boiled down to this for Ferrari no. 51 of AF Corse. After a stark performance gap in qualifying mainly due to … Continue reading

THIRD AND FIFTH WEC ROWS FOR FERRARI AT SILVERSTONE

The five Ferraris competing in the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the third round of the 2018/2019 Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC), didn’t have an easy qualifying. In the GTE-Pro class, the 488 GTEs of reigning world champion team AF Corse will start from rows three and five with cars no. 71 and … Continue reading

GEARBOX PROBLEMS COST MACDOWALL AND JMW MOTORSPORT POTENTIAL LMGTE VICTORY CHALLENGE IN AUSTRIA

Former European Le Mans Series LMGTE Champion Alex MacDowall sustained a harsh blow to his 2018 title ambitions at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on Sunday, 22nd July, when gearbox problems during round three of the season resulted in a very frustrating retirement.  Everything had gone very smoothly indeed for the JMW Motorsport Ferrari … Continue reading

TWO FERRARI CUSTOMER TEAMS ON THE PODIUM AT LE MANS

The 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans won’t be remembered with any fondness by Ferrari crews in the GTE-Pro class. A large dose of bad luck, along with the impossibility of fighting on equal terms with other manufacturers due to an unhelpful Balance of Performance (BOP), kept the 488 GTEs of AF … Continue reading

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