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

The 24 hours of Le Mans is round 3 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and awards double points.

24 hours of Le Mans: four Ferraris lined up for AF Corse
#51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 GTE: Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella
#51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 GTE: Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella in the pits
#83 AF Corse Ferrari 458 GTE: Emmanuel Collard, Rui Aguas, François Perrodo
#60 Formula Racing Ferrari 458 GTE: Johnny Laursen, Mikkel Mac, Andrea Rizzoli
#71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE: Davide Rigon, Sam Bird

AF Corse will field four Ferrari in the 24 hours of Le Mans 2016, 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.

LMGTE Pro – In the AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE #71, Andrea Bertolini will accompany the GT championship leaders, Davide Rigon and Sam Bird (Rigon and Bird have full points after wins at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps). Bertolini is one of the strongest Italian GT drivers. At the wheel of the AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE #51, Gianmaria Bruni and James Calado will be joined by Alessandro Pier Guidi who is making his debut in the French marathon after his great perfomances in the first part of the season.

LMGTE Am – François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Rui Aguas will race in their AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #83. The trio has currently the second position in the category classification. Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin and Aaron Scott will drive the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #55; this squad will race for the first time together the 24 hours of Le Mans. Reamaining in the LMGTE Am, there is the Formula Racing Ferrari 458 Italia #60 with Johnny Laursen, Mikkel Mac and Christina Nielsen.

In the Clearwater Racing Ferrari 458 Italia #61 will race Mok Weng Sun, Keita Sawa and Robert Bell.

Following the official test, Sunday June 5th, the cars will take to the track on Wednesday May 15 for the free practices. Qualifying is on Thursday, while the race will start at 3 pm as usual.

AF Corse

shares
comments
Inside line: How Ford's four-car attack aims to recreate Le Mans glory

Previous article

Inside line: How Ford's four-car attack aims to recreate Le Mans glory

Next article

Duval: Audi more optimistic over Le Mans pace than Spa

Duval: Audi more optimistic over Le Mans pace than Spa
Load comments
Why Toyota's Le Mans victory was not as simple as it looked Prime

Why Toyota's Le Mans victory was not as simple as it looked

Toyota scored its fourth Le Mans 24 Hours victory and a 1-2, with the #7 car of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez beating the #8. But although it looked straightforward from the outside, Toyota faced serious problem that had to be solved with some quick-thinking and ingenuity.

Le Mans
Aug 24, 2021
What we've learned from the Le Mans 24 Hours so far Prime

What we've learned from the Le Mans 24 Hours so far

The new dawn for the FIA World Endurance Championship has arrived at Le Mans, as Hypercars prepare to duel for victory in the world's oldest endurance race. Motorsport.com picks out the 10 things we have learned in the build up to the race.

Le Mans
Aug 21, 2021
Le Mans 2021: The team-by-team guide Prime

Le Mans 2021: The team-by-team guide

After a two-month delay due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours is set to get underway with the start of the Hypercar era at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Le Mans
Aug 21, 2021
The ex-F1 drivers making a name for themselves in LMP2 at Le Mans Prime

The ex-F1 drivers making a name for themselves in LMP2 at Le Mans

Kevin Magnussen will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut this weekend alongside father Jan in LMP2. But the Danes won't be the only ex-F1 drivers to appear in the hotly contested category this year.

Le Mans
Aug 20, 2021
Can Toyota's #7 crew break its Le Mans curse? Prime

Can Toyota's #7 crew break its Le Mans curse?

One Toyota, normally with the number 7 on the side, always seems to attract the bad luck in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez are hoping for a change in fortune this time around, but face significantly more unknowns than in recent years

Le Mans
Aug 19, 2021
How to prepare an amateur for Le Mans sensory overload Prime

How to prepare an amateur for Le Mans sensory overload

The 23-car GTE Am field promises to be one of the most open in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, with the added jeopardy of managing the enthusiasm of amateur drivers to boot, as Absolute Racing Porsche driver Marco Seefried explains

Le Mans
Aug 19, 2021
Why Glickenhaus should be taken seriously on its Le Mans bow Prime

Why Glickenhaus should be taken seriously on its Le Mans bow

Many were quick to dismiss Glickenhaus when the boutique American sportscar firm's entry into the top class of the Le Mans 24 Hours was announced. It's all-new LMH racer, powered by an engine built by a rally specialist, goes in as the underdog against Toyota but the mathematical odds suggest that it has more than just a faint hope of success.

Le Mans
Aug 18, 2021
How 1971's benchmark Le Mans team lost with the best car Prime

How 1971's benchmark Le Mans team lost with the best car

The JW Automotive Engineering team won twice at the Le Mans 24 Hours with ageing Fords and was considered the heavy favourite to add more victories to its tally after partnering with Porsche. But despite being armed with the all-conquering 917, this formidable combination was never as successful in real life as on the big screen.

Le Mans
Aug 15, 2021