6-litre V12, 600 bhp at 6 400 rpm, music to the ears! The Prodrive Ferrari 550 is a regular entry for Peter Auto events in the Endurance Racing Legends series. Here it is seen in 2020 at the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet on the Paul Ricard circuit.
The eighty-eighth edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans officially kicked off with the first free practice sessions. AF Corse’s Ferrari 488 GTE no. 51 will be defending the title won last year in the LMGTE Pro class.
Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Daniel Serra, who triumphed at the end of one of the most spectacular and competitive editions of recent years, will be among the 177 drivers lining up for the French marathon, with 59 cars competing for overall and class victories. Ferrari will field a record number of entries for recent editions, with sixteen 488 GTEs, four in the LMGTE Pro class and twelve in the LMGTE Am class, totalling just under 30% of those starting.
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On the eve of the year’s most eagerly awaited race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we meet the head of Ferrari Attività Sportive GT Antonello Coletta, for an overview of this somewhat anomalous season. Indeed, a 24 Hours of Le Mans in September and 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in October show what an exceptional year it is. The French Endurance classic, won last year by Ferrari in the LMGTE Pro class, will see a record sixteen Prancing Horse cars at the start. This marathon will be different from all the others not only because it will be held behind closed doors, but also because the weather and light conditions will be very different from those to which the drivers are historically accustomed.
“It will be a new experience, all in all interesting”, says Coletta. “We will have to be ready for new conditions for a race that is usually held at another time of year. Firstly, the night will be longer, and we expect it to be colder for longer. Some strategic choices, such as tyres, will also need discussion. All teams must be prepared to adapt to these new conditions. Also, we will undoubtedly miss the warmth of the public and the fans that we are used to experiencing here. There will still be an emphasis on and anticipation for this event, which remains the most important of the season”.
Full story HERE at races.ferrari.com