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James Calado

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EIGHT FERRARI CREWS GO FOR GLORY AT LE MANS

The first free practice session today at 4 pm, will mark the official opening of the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Sixty cars are due to start, divided equally between prototypes and GT cars. The GT contingent includes 17 cars in the … Continue reading

THIRD AND FOURTH ROW FOR FERRARI AT SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

It was a difficult qualifying for the five Ferrari crews competing in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the first round of the Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). In the GTE-Pro class the 488 GTE of AF Corse team will start from the third and fourth row with cars no. 51 and 71. … Continue reading

2018-19 FIA WEC SEASON KICKS OFF WITH FIVE FERRARI CREWS

The Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) kicks off this weekend. The championship will last more than a year, concluding in about 13 months with the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours. Next year’s proceedings will open with a race at Sebring, followed by the second race at Spa-Francorchamps in May and the Le Mans … Continue reading

FIORANO DEBUT FOR THE FERRARI 488 GTE 2018

Ferrari 488 GTEs no. 51 and 71 had their shakedown test on the Fiorano track ahead of the start of the 2018-19 Superseason of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). World champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi in no. 51, and Sam Bird and Davide Rigon in no. 71, will be competing in the six-hour … Continue reading

OVER 50 FERRARI DRIVERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT FIORANO

The Fiorano circuit hosted a gala evening on Saturday, with an award ceremony for the drivers and teams that won GT races at the wheel of Ferrari cars. These range from the 488 GTE, dominator of the FIA WEC World Championship and the European Le Mans Series, to the F430 Challenge, still capable of winning … Continue reading

FIVE FERRARIS CHASE A DREAM AT DAYTONA

Ferrari returns to Daytona with five cars, one in the GT-Le Mans (GTLM) class and four in the GT-Daytona (GTD). The 488 GTE and four 488 GT3s will be trying to beat the many other manufacturers at the legendary 24 Hours that opens the IMSA SportsCar championship season and, indeed, a full-on year of GT … Continue reading

CALADO AND PIER GUIDI: “WE AIM TO RETAIN THE TITLE IN THE FIA WEC SUPER SEASON”

FIA World Endurance Championship champions, James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, appeared on stage at the Birmingham International where they reviewed their extraordinary 2017 and talked about their expectations for a 2018 season that is shaping up to be intense and special and will see the two together again on the 51 Ferrari 488GTE with … Continue reading

FERRARI FIA WEC 2017 SEASON REVIEW – PART 2: A FANTASTIC CRESCENDO

James Calado and Pier Guidi-Calado began their comeback in July at the Nürburgring. The pair won thanks to a blend of skill and a perfect strategy developed in the Amato Ferrari team pitwall. After the summer, the championship resumed in Mexico where Rigon and Bird were second, while Pier Guidi and Calado could only manage … Continue reading

FERRARI FIA WEC 2017 SEASON REVIEW – PART 1: A STRONG START

The secret of victory in sport is perpetual motion, the knack of never stopping, not even for a second, even after the most wonderful of triumphs. It is about immediately thinking ahead to the next competition, to a new goal, a goal that makes you roll up your sleeves and go straight back to work. … Continue reading

FERRARI WEC ONE-TWO, PIER GUIDI AND CALADO WORLD CHAMPIONS

Thirty-three year-old Italian Alessandro Pier Guidi and his 28 year-old British crewmate James Calado are the first winners of the GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship title as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The pair won in the best possible way, dominating the final race of the season, the 6 Hours of … Continue reading

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