Confirmations and news for the LMGTE Pro Ferrari crews in the FIA WEC
In view of the 2021 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Ferrari crews entered in the championship in the LMGTE Pro class have been made official. Confirmations and news for the two 488 GTEs deployed by AF Corse.
Car number 51 will once again be entrusted to Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado. The partnership, in its fourth season in the world championship, will attack the title trying to repeat the one it won in 2017. ” I can’t wait to start “, said the English driver, “there will be six very hard-fought races against the Porsche crews. . We saw last year that we have a chance to win both the individual races and the championship, and so we will try to do everything in our power to win the drivers ‘and constructors’ titles for Ferrari again ”.
” Since we and Porsche will be competing for the title “, echoed Alessandro Pier Guidi, ” I hope that the Balance of Performance can be revised compared to that of last year, to allow us to fight on equal terms, for the benefit of the show on the track. For our part, we have the advantage of stability and harmony within the team, good competitiveness on all tracks and therefore we set off to try to win the title. It is not the number of cars that makes the championship level, quite the contrary. With fewer cars at the start, a zero in the standings could be decisive for the final outcome ”. The name of the third driver for the appointments that foresee it will be the subject of subsequent communications.
New number and new line-up for the second AF Corse crew. At the wheel of number 52, the Spanish Miguel Molina and the Brazilian Daniel Serra will take turns giving life to an unprecedented crew. The two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in particular, is eager to start the new program. “ Competing in the WEC was my goal”, commented Serra, “and I am extremely happy to face the 2021 season. I know the team and my teammate very well and I think we can take away some satisfactions together. I’m preparing in the best way to be ready when the season kicks off ”.
“ I am very happy to be back in the WEC after having played my first full season which was very useful for me to gain experience, ” said Miguel Molina. “ The championship is very competitive and I am satisfied with what has been achieved. I am happy to share the 488 GTE with Daniel because it is very fast and there is a great relationship between us. But I also want to thank Davide because in recent years he has been an exemplary companion and I was able to learn a lot from him and he pushed me to improve myself“. Davide Rigon, who has been involved in the world championship since 2016, will join the two in the long-term races and will chase the title in the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe and that of the Asian Le Mans Series. In addition to the tasks on the track in the GT world, those related to the role of simulator driver for the Scuderia Ferrari that he has been carrying out since 2014 are confirmed.