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SIXTEEN FERRARIS TO START 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

The eighty-eighth edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans officially kicked off with the first free practice sessions. AF Corse’s Ferrari 488 GTE no. 51 will be defending the title won last year in the LMGTE Pro class. Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Daniel Serra, who triumphed at the end of one of … Continue reading

AUDI CUSTOMER TEAM WINS FORMULA E SEASON OPENER

Sam Bird with the Envision Virgin Racing team clinched the first victory on the debut for the Audi e-tron FE06 in the Formula E season opener. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler factory team had a difficult start and finished without points in Diriyah. Tomorrow, they will have a … Continue reading

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 CREWS TO START MID-GROUP AT LE MANS

At midnight qualifying for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans ended, the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season. The Ferrari cars in GTE-Pro class will start the race, which gets underway on Saturday at 15:00, from the centre of the pack, with the 488 GTE number 71 of Bird-Molina-Rigon … Continue reading

AUDI E-TRON FE05 SHINES IN RECORD HEAT

In the hottest ever Formula E race, title defender Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has claimed its first podium of the season in Santiago de Chile. Sam Bird from the Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing pocketed the first victory of the Audi e-tron FE05. Right from the outset, the new electric racing car featuring the … 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

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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