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FIA World Endurance Championship: opening in champions style for the AF Corse Ferrari 458’s

SILVERSTONE, April 12th 2015 – First, second and third place. Opening in great style for the AF Corse Ferrari 458’s Italia in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Three on three cars finished with a po- dium the “6 Hours of Silverstone,” first round of the world championshio. Among the podia, to highline the victory in GTE Pro of the reigning champions.

In this category, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, in their AF Corse Ferrari 458 #51, took a great first place thanks to a memorable comeback. They starting from fifth place but were last few second later the green light of the race. One hour later, the car of the two world champions was already close to the podium’s positions. Around the second hour, thanks to the speed of Bruni-Vilander, the reliability of the car and the strategy at the wall the Ferrari 458 #51 was first. The position remain in the hands of Bruni and Vilander until the chequered flad.

Very good race also for Davide Rigon and James Calado. From fifth on the grid, the two young drivers - who in 2014 gained five podiums in eight races in the WEC – finished in third spot in the 458 Italia #71.

Satisfaction also in the other category for GT cars, the GTE Am. Francois Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Rui Aguas were at the debut together in the FIA WEC and gained a very important second place in the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #83. Result and perfoman- ce are encouraging for the continuation of the season and show that the trio has the possibilities to race for the top positions in the Championship.

The next event of the FIA WEC will be at Spa, May 2nd.

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