AF CORSE / History
2003-2006: Maserati Cup
The Modenese motor company entrusted the AF Corse for the one brand Trophy management. A really demanding task , even logistically speaking. Transporting, tuning and rearranging 30 cars ; these are the racing cars lined up and admired on the most prestigious European tracks.
2004: FIA GT with the Maserati MC12
AF Corse contributed (winning the second competition) towards the debut of the Modenese super car in the FIA GT championship. Four races in all, and two victories (Oschersleben and Zhuhai). The drivers were Bertolini/Salo and Herbert/De Simone.
2005: Italian GT with the Maserati Light Coupè
Palma and Zampaloni won the Italian GT3 title with the" little" Maserati trident.
2006: FIA GT title with Ferrari F430 GT2
AF Corse is one of the team which take part in the debut of the new Ferrari's car. Our team lined up two powerful crews : Salo- Aguas and Bruni- Ortelli. So many efforts were rewarded by winning the team title, the driver title with Jaime Melo, and many points gained for Ferrari. The motor company in Maranello won in this way the manufacturer's title. And during the season, we also gained two brilliant consecutive victories in the important 24 hours Spa race.
2007: FIA GT title with Ferrari F430 GT2
AF Corse is once again at the starting tape of the FIA GT championships. For the opposing team, it is the opponent to beat. The drivers are Muller-Vilander and Bruni-Ortelli. The facts speak for themselves. AF Corse wins nine races out of ten, and picks up all the available titles. Le Mans with the Ferrari F430 GT2 It was an incredible experience to relish the world's most famous duration race with a "special" driver such as Adrian Newey. With the team mates Ben Aucott and Joe Macari the AF Corse Ferrari 430 car reached an amazing 4 th place for its category.
2008: FIA GT title with Ferrari F430 GT2
Third season in GT2 class and third Team and drivers title. In total AF corse wins five races: furthermore AF corse takes part to the 24 hour of Le Mans.
2009: FIA GT2 title with Ferrari F430
Ferrari The fourth running Team title comes with one race in advance on the end of the season. AF Corse wins four races, including the prestigious 24 hours race of Spa. Furthermore AF Corse takes part to the 24 hour of Le Mans and the 12 hour race of Sebring
2010: Le Mans Series
AF Corse is one of the best team of the competition. At the first year came very important results and among the AF Corse drivers there are also Giancarlo Fisichella and Jean Alesi. AF Corse partecipated also at the 24 hour of Le Mans
2011: titles of the ILMC, LMS, FIA GT3, ECC e GT Sprint
The season is memorable. AF Corse wins all the championships. With Fisichella-Bruni, on Ferrari 458 GT2, there are the victories of the Le Mans Series and of the Interncontinental Le Mans Cup (Driver standing, Team and Constructor for Ferrari). Not only: AF Corse is also the champion of the European FIA GT3, of the GT Sprint International championship and of the Endurance Champions Cup.
2012: victory of the "24 Hours of Le Mans", titles in the FIA WEC, GT Open, Blancpain
Another memorable year. After the great victory in the "12 Hours of Sebring", AF Corse wins the edition number 80 of the "24 Hours of Le Mans". The Italian team wins the FIA WEC title with two races in hand. And there are also the titles in the International GT Open championship and in the Blancpain Endurance Series.
2013: three titles in the FIA WEC, titles in the Asian Le Mans Series, victory in the 24 Hours of Spa
Ferrari, Gimmi Bruni and AF Corse won respectively Manufaturers, Drivers and Team titles (GTE Pro) in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Wyatt, Bertolini and Rugolo won the Asian Le Mans Series GTC Drivers as AF Corse the GTC Team. Cameron, Vilander, Griffin and Mortimer won their category in the 24 Hours of Spa.
2014: victory in the “24 Hour of Le Mans”, triple win in the FIA WEC, victory in the “24 Hour of Spa”, titles in Blancpain Endurance Series and GT Open
The Ferrari 458 Italia # 51 with Gimmi Bruni, Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella, won again the GT category at Le Mans. One month later, the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia’s won the Pro Am and GTR category in the “24 Hour of Spa”. Victory in the Blancpain Endurance Series GTR with Peter Mann and Francisco Guedes. At the end of the season, the triple win in the FIA World Endurance Championship: AF Corse take the crown among the GTE Pro Team, Ferrari is champion among the Constructors, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander are the winners among the GTE Pro Drivers. Giorgio Roda, in the year of his debut, won the GTS category in the GT Open and Claudio Sdanewitsch took the GTR Drivers title; Ferrari won the GTS Manufactures titles and AF Corse is champion among the GTS Team.
2015: victory in the “24 Hour of Spa”, titles in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Second spots both in the FIA WEC and in the “24 Hour of Le Mans”. Victory in the Elms.
In the Belgian endurance race, new victory (Ferrari 458 Italia #47 driven by Bruni, Lathouras, Lemeret and Pier Guidi) and second step on podium for the 458 #51. At the end of the season, title in the Pro Am category of the Blancpain Endurance Series with Cameron and Griffin in the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #51. In the FIA World Endurance Championship, second place for Ferrari among the Constructors, Bruni and Vilander are second in the GTE Pro Drivers standing, AF Corse is second among the GTE Pro Team. Bruni-Vilander-Fisichella are second in the “24 Hour of Le Mans” in the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #51 (GTE Pro). Formula Racing, managed by AF Corse, wins the European Le Mans Series (LMGTE category).
2016: three titles in the FIA WEC and the successes in the Blancpain GT Series
Ferrari, AF Corse and the Pracing Horse drivers won the world championship GT titles again: GT Manufactures, LMGTE Am Team and LMGTE Am Drivers with François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Rui Aguas. In addition, Claudio Sdanewitsch won both Blancpain GT Series and Blancpain Sprint Cup titles. Marting Lanting triumphed in Blancpain Gt Sport Club Iron Cup.