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Reviews WEC and Le Mans 2023: Ferrari sets for Hypercar factory insert on AF Corse

19:15  07 june  2021
19:15  07 june  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Ferrari und AF Corse spannen auch in der LMH-Klasse zusammen © Ferrari Ferrari and AF Corse also span in the LMH class

Ferrari and AF Corse also tension together in the Hypercar era of the manufacturer of Maranello . As the Italian sports car blacksmith officially announces, Amato Ferrari's team will handle the LMH factory insert from the WEC season 2023.

"We are proud of this announcement. It is the culmination of a dream and the recognition of the great efforts we have done over the years. Our partnership with Ferrari is a successful. It started in 2006 and I am pleased to with the LMH project will continue, "says the AF Corse team boss in an official Ferrari press release.

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Antonello Coletta, Head of Ferraris GT Department, adds: "Today's announcement is an important step towards the debut of our LMH in the WEC. We are glad to have a reliable partner like AF Corse for this project at our side. Ferrari And AF Corse have long been a solid relationship. We look forward to continuing the joint journey that is as rewarding as the previous years of cooperation in racing. "

Ferrari and AF Corse in GT Sport Successfully

AF Corse has been wrapping the factory sets of Ferrari in the GTE Pro class since the beginning of the long-distance WM WEC in 2012. Since then, among other things, class victories were celebrated at the 24 hours of Le Mans in the years 2012, 2014 and 2019. There are also six team and driver titles for AF Corse in classes GTE-PRO and GTE-AM and five constructors for Ferrari.

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Ferrari had announced in February to return to the long distance in 2023 with its own hypercar and to Le Mans. At the 100th anniversary of the classic at the Sarthe, Ferrari will fight for the entire victory for the first time since 1973.

Ferrari had deliberately opted for a hypercar and against a LMDH prototype. Coletta had previously emphasized that it is a Ferrari's claim to build its own car, and just not return to an existing LMP2 chassis. In the development of the Ferrari-LMH, staff should also assist from the Formula 1 department.

Ferrari adds 2023 to a whole range of manufacturers in the new worldwide top prototype category. In addition to the Italians, Toyota, Peugeot, Cickenhaus, Porsche, Audi and Acura are also launched.

BOP 24H Le Mans Gte Pro: More power than 2020 .
© Motorsport Images Ferrari and Porsche will fight this year with a little more power The Long-distance World Cup (WEC) has the Balance of Performance (BOP) for the 24 hours published by Le Mans 2021. She will first be used at the Test Day this Sunday. Traditionally, the Circuit de la Sarthe has a very own BOP, which is not bound to the automated from other WEC races. A comparison is therefore only possible with the BOP from 2020. And something has done here.

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