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#51 Ferrari AF Corse Ferrari 499P: Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, Antonio Giovinazzi, #50 Ferrari AF Corse Ferrari 499P: Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina, Nicklas Nielsen
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How rain and strategy spelled disaster for Ferrari in WEC Imola 6 Hours

At the circuit named after its founder and his son, the Prancing Horse handed victory to Toyota in an eventful 6 Hours of Imola, with strategic blunders exaggerated by rainfall

Toyota triumphs in a World Endurance Championship race. Nothing unusual in that, of course. Yet the Japanese manufacturer didn't so much win the Imola 6 Hours as Ferrari lost it. The home marque was in the ascendency up the road from its factory last Sunday, only to throw it away. When rain arrived, it got its strategy spectacularly wrong and its sparring partner nailed it spot-on as Mike Conway, Nyck de Vries and Kamui Kobayashi took an against-the-odds victory.  

Deep into the fourth hour, Ferrari was sitting pretty in 1-2 at the top of the leaderboard, James Calado in the #51 Ferrari 499P Le Mans Hypercar ahead of Miguel Molina in the #50 sister factory car. Just after the clock hit four hours, the two factory cars and the satellite customer entry also run by AF Corse were in the pits having wet-weather tyres bolted on.

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