The team that will run the prototype will be AF Corse, the Italian structure headed by Amato Ferrari. The AF Corse / Ferrari relationship dates back to 2006, the days of the F430 GT2 in FIA GT. Since that date, the two entities have been working together in GTE with six Drivers and Teams titles for AF Corse in GTE-Pro and GTE-Am, not to mention five crowns for Ferrari and three category wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“This announcement is an important step towards the debut of our LMH in the World Endurance Championship”, said Antonello Coletta, director of sporting activities at Ferrari. “We are happy to have a reliable partner like AF Corse with us on this project. Ferrari and AF Corse have had a strong relationship for a long time, as you can see in WEC where we race with our official 488 GTEs entered by the Piacenza-based team. We look forward to continuing together such a rewarding collaboration as that of past years. ”
For Amato Ferrari, which is unrelated to the Italian brand, it is also a great satisfaction to move into the premier class with the manufacturer of Maranello: “We are proud of this announcement. It is the crowning of a dream and the recognition of the great effort made over the years. Our partnership with Ferrari is a winning partnership that started in 2006, and I am delighted to continue it in the LMH project. We immediately started with a lot of enthusiasm. The goal is to raise the bar even higher on this new challenge. ”