Ferrari 488 GTEs no. 51 and 71 had their shakedown test on the Fiorano track ahead of the start of the 2018-19 Superseason of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). World champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi in no. 51, and Sam Bird and Davide Rigon in no. 71, will be competing in the six-hour races. The third drivers who will join the crews in the Superseason’s first of the two editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours are not yet confirmed.
Colours. The 2018 version of the 488 GTE for the WEC will appear in a new shade of metallic red. The windshield displays the colours of the world title won by Ferrari amongst both drivers and manufacturers in the GTE class’s debut season as a proper world championship. The cars will take part in the prologue at the Paul Ricard on April 6-7, a sort of general test ahead of their debut in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday 5 May. Now in its third year in the WEC, the Ferrari 488 GTE has so far won two world championship titles and eleven races.