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WEC: Ferrari and AF Corse team up for LMH programme

07.06.21

Ferrari has officially announced its partnership with AF Corse to collaborate in the management of the team that will work alongside Competizioni GT in the manufacturer’s Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) programme, starting in 2023.

The entry will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship as “Ferrari – AF Corse”, continuing on a winning streak that dates back to the 2006 FIA GT Championship.

The partnership between Ferrari and AF Corse has created the majority of the brand’s GT wins of recent years, including those achieved in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

This included Six Teams and Drivers’ titles for AF Corse in the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes, five Constructors’ titles for Ferrari crowned with three triumphs at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Antonello ColettaHead of Ferrari Attività Sportive GT: “Today’s announcement is an important step towards the debut of our LMH in the World Endurance Championship. We are happy to have a reliable partner like AF Corse with us for this project. Ferrari and AF Corse have enjoyed a solid relationship for a long time, as you can see in the FIA WEC, where we run our official 488 GTEs together with the Piacenza-based team. We look forward to continuing together on a journey as rewarding as the years of racing cooperation to date.”

Amato FerrariAF Corse team owner: “We are proud of this announcement. It is the crowning of a dream and recognition of the great effort made over the years. Our partnership with Ferrari is a winning one that began in 2006, and I am delighted to continue it in the LMH project. We have immediately kicked off with great enthusiasm aiming to raise the bar even further and to be ready for this new challenge.”