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FIA WEC: Ferrari takes GT Constructors’ title and it’s a new triple victory

Ferrari wins the GT Constructors’ title in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following the GT Drivers’ title for Gianmaria Bruni - Toni Vilander and the GTE Pro Team crown for AF Corse (both in Bahrain, penultimate seasonal round) Ferrari takes the world championship in the best competition for GT cars. At the end of the “6 Hours of Sao Paulo”, last race in the WEC 2014, the GT Constructors’ title becomes fact and it’s a new triple victory. Already in 2012 and 2013, Ferrari, AF Corse and Gimmi Bruni (with the help of Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander) won everything they could win. With the final checkered flag of the WEC 2014, once again, the season is winning by definition as show the win in the "24 Hours of Le Mans" (GTE Pro category) for the Ferrari 458 Italy number 51 Bruni-Vilander and Fisichella.

THE RACE – The third and fourth place for the two Ferrari 458 Italia engaged in the GTE Pro (respectively the #71 of Davide Rigon-James Calado and the #51 with Bruni-Vilander) are enough to win the GT Constructors’ title. In the GTE-Am class, the #81 AF Corse Ferrari driven by Steve Wyatt, Rugolo and Bertolini ended the Sao Paulo 6 Hours in third place. Emerson Fittipaldi – who shared the car with Jeff Segal and Alessandro Pier Guidi - had a difficult race on the way to sixth place. When the former F1 champion was at the wheel, two and a half hours into the race, he had to pit with a gearbox problem, which took time to fix. The AF Corse mechanics managed to get the car going again in not too long a time. Fittipaldi opted to race in the final round of the WEC in Brazil with the 61 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia for his return to racing, having been absent from the cockpit since he last raced in the Brazilian GT back in 2008. It was Emmo’s first time behind the wheel of a Prancing Horse car. Withdrawal due to and accident with a Porsche LMP1 the 8 Star Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia (managed by AF Corse) driven by Gianluca Roda, Matteo Cressoni and Paolo Ruberti.


 
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