Ferrari Le Mans lineup set; GTE-Pro nearly complete

April 4, 2018

Ferrari Le Mans lineup set; GTE-Pro nearly complete

April 4, 2018

With Wednesday’s confirmation of the remaining drivers in three AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTEs, the GTE-Pro class field at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans is nearly complete.

Ferrari confirmed Daniel Serra (No. 51) and Miguel Molina (No. 71) to complete the lineups in AF Corse’s two full-season FIA World Endurance Championship entries.

Serra won at Le Mans last year with Aston Martin, and has opened 2018 with back-to-back pole positions in IMSA in a GT Daytona class Ferrari 488 GT3.

AF Corse’s third car, the No. 52 Ferrari, will see Toni Vilander alongside Pipo Derani and Antonio Giovinazzi. Derani took his second Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring victory with the Patron ESM team last month. Giovinazzi, a Ferrari junior driver who made two Formula 1 starts with Sauber in 2017, will make his Le Mans debut. He raced a couple FIA WEC races with Patron ESM in 2016.

All 17 cars in the GTE-Pro class will race on Michelin tires. The full breakdown of the GTE-Pro entry is below.

A further analysis of how wide open the class is based on the last five years, is linked here.

AF CORSE FERRARI, FERRARI 488 GTE EVO

51*-James Calado/Alessandro Pier Guidi/Daniel Serra
71*-Sam Bird/Davide Rigon/Miguel Molina
52-Toni Vilander/Pipo Derani/Antonio Giovinazzi

CORVETTE RACING, CORVETTE C7.R

63-Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen/TBA**
64-Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/TBA**

FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING, FORD GT

66*-Olivier Pla/Stefan Mucke/Billy Johnson
67*-Andy Priaulx/Harry Tincknell/Tony Kanaan
68-Dirk Mueller/Joey Hand/Sebastien Bourdais
69-Ryan Briscoe/Richard Westbrook/Joey Hand

BMW TEAM MTEK, BMW M8 GTE

81*-Martin Tomczyk/Nicky Catsburg/Phillip Eng
82*-Antonio Felix da Costa/Augusto Farfus/Alexander Sims

PORSCHE GT TEAM, PORSCHE 911 RSR

91*-Gianmaria Bruni/Richard Lietz/Fred Makowiecki
92*-Kevin Estre/Michael Christensen/Laurens Vanthoor
93-Patrick Pilet/Nick Tandy/Earl Bamber
94-Timo Bernhard/Romain Dumas/Sven Mueller

ASTON MARTIN RACING, ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE

95*-Nicki Thiim/Marco Sorensen/Darren Turner
97*-Alex Lynn/Maxime Martin/Jonny Adam

*Denotes FIA WEC full-season entry.
**The Corvette Racing third drivers will be announced at a later date.

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