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James Calado

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BIRD, CALADO, AND PIER GUIDI TO START THE 24 HOURS OF SPA

On the eve of the two days of testing for the 71st edition of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, one of the world’s most prestigious endurance races, a new Ferrari crew has entered the fray. Following its victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, AF Corse will be there with the official Ferrari drivers … 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

THE FERRARI CHALLENGE UK SERIES TO LAUNCH THIS WEEKEND AT BRANDS HATCH

The Ferrari Challenge UK series launches at Brands Hatch this weekend for the opening races of the inaugural 2019 season. Using the iconic and technically challenging Indy circuit, twenty-one Ferrari clients will take to the track for the first time in their new 488 Challenge cars. The 488 Challenge is the first turbo-charged model to … 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

FIA WEC FIFTH ROW FOR FERRARI IN SHANGHAI

As anticipated, Ferrari endured a less than brilliant qualifying for the Shanghai 6 Hours in the GTE-Pro class. Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado in the 488 GTE no. 51, along with their AF Corse teammates Davide Rigon and Sam Bird, found the going tough in a session where the times were bunched and they … 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

FIVE FERRARIS TO RACE IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT FUJI

The fourth race of the Super Season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be held at the foot of Mount Fuji, while the final round of 2018 is at Shanghai on 18 November. However the championship will conclude in 2019 with the races at Sebring (16 March), Spa-Francorchamps (4 May) and the 24 … 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

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