Ferrari to associate with AF Corse for Hypercar assault
Ferrari has revealed that it’s going to associate with AF Corse for its forthcoming Le Mans Hypercar program in 2023. In 2023, the staff will compete underneath the banner of Ferrari-AF Corse
The Italian marque feels a continuation of its long-standing relationship with Amato Ferrari’s staff is one of the simplest ways to organize for its return to the highest degree of sportscar racing. Ferrari revealed earlier this yr that it’s going to develop its personal chassis to compete within the FIA WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours, and compete in opposition to Toyota, Peugeot, Glickenhaus and LMDh producers corresponding to Porsche and Audi.
AF Corse has a protracted historical past of competing with Ferrari at an elite degree of sportscars within the GT ranks, having fielded GTE vehicles in every season for the reason that inaugural marketing campaign again in 2012. Throughout that point it has each serviced clients and run the factory-blessed vehicles in GTE Professional, successful its class on the Le Mans 24 Hours thrice and scored 5 WEC GTE Producers’ titles.
“In the present day’s announcement is a crucial step in the direction of the debut of our LMH within the World Endurance Championship,” stated Head of Ferrari Attività Sportive GT Antonello Coletta. “We’re joyful to have a dependable associate like AF Corse with us for this venture. Ferrari and AF Corse have loved a stable relationship for a very long time, as you possibly can see within the FIA WEC, the place we run our official 488 GTEs along with the Piacenza-based staff. We stay up for persevering with collectively on a journey as rewarding because the years of racing cooperation thus far.”
AF Corse staff proprietor Amato Ferrari added: “We’re pleased with this announcement. It’s the crowning of a dream and recognition of the nice effort made over time. Our partnership with Ferrari is a successful one which started in 2006, and I’m delighted to proceed it within the LMH venture.
“We now have instantly kicked off with nice enthusiasm, aiming to lift the bar even additional and to be prepared for this new problem.”
At current, there is no such thing as a data on the way forward for AF Corse’s GTE program in each the Professional and Am courses. It’s notable that this information comes amid a season through which the GTE Professional class within the FIA WEC is at present down to only two producers following Aston Martin’s departure on the finish of the 2019-2020 season. AF Corse at present competes in opposition to Porsche, which can also be as a result of return to the FIA WEC’s prime class in 2023, with a Multimatic-based LMDh prototype.