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24 Hours of Le Mans 2017

24 Hours of Le Mans 2017

The Ferrari 488 #71 took the 5th position in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017. A very hard-won race where the drivers trio composed of Davide Rigon, Sam Bird and Miguel Molina ended within the top five.

An incident in the night affected the race of the Ferrari 488 #51 driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Michele Rugolo. Thanks to an efficient work of the team, the car returned to race taking the chequered flag in 11th spot.

24 hours of Le Mans: four Ferraris lined up for AF Corse

24 hours of Le Mans: four Ferraris lined up for AF Corse

AF Corse will field four Ferrari in the 24 hours of Le Mans, June 18th and 19th, between both GT category (LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am). In addition, AF Corse – the only one Italian team in the most famous race in the world – will manage technically the cars of Formula Racing and Clearwater Racing teams. The 24 hours of Le Mans is round 3 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and awards double points.

The Le Mans 24H victory is history of the motorsport

The Le Mans 24H victory is history of the motorsport

President Luca di Montezemolo was keen to underline the fact that this win for the 458 Italia in the Le Mans 24 Hours is very important for Ferrari. He was happy with the efforts of the AF Corse team that took victory in the GTE-PRO class of the most prestigious endurance race in the world. “It is an important victory, in an important race which has always been important in the history of Ferrari,” Montezemolo told www.ferrari.com. “It further pleases me that two Italians, Giancarlo Fisichella and Gimmi Bruni stood on the top step of the podium, along with Toni Vilander. This one-two at Le Mans proves that the amazing 458 is truly competitive. My congratulations and those of everyone at Ferrari go to the AF Corse team, its engineers, mechanics and naturally, its drivers.” The AF Corse Ferrari #51 – driven by Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander – was protagonist of a perfect race. The car took the lead at the tenth hour, keeping the lead for the remaining fourteen. The victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours is a very important success for the AF Corse team. The only Italian team to take part in the world’s most important endurance race won for the first time the La Sarthe’s race.


 
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