Tell Us About Racing At The 24H Of Le Mans
2017 marks Scuderia Corsa’s third attendance at the famed 24Hours of Le Mans continuing Team competition on the largest stage in international sportscar racing, and its 100% podium rate with a third-place in class during 2017’s running on June 17-18. With the 70th anniversary of Ferrari adding to the mystique of the 2017 race, we brought two Ferrari 488 GTE entries for the first time in team history: N. 62 and N.65 Ferrari, both competing in GTE-Am Class. After two consecutive podiums in two attempts, Scuderia Corsa arrived as the defending champions with a commitment to continue the trend. I’m very happy and proud of the team. After last year’s win, we were aiming for the third podium in a row, which is really remarkable. The drivers did a great job, and they performed flawlessly. They didn’t make any mistakes, and that’s really what made it happen. The crew did a fantastic job like last year, and every pit stop was like clockwork. The car was very quick and reliable, and it was a real team effort and I’m really glad we delivered for WeatherTech. Unfortunately the challenges for the No. 65 reminded us of just how challenging this event can be. This is part of the racing experience the we must not forget. I’m proud of what the No. 65 drivers and crew accomplished to finish Le Mans.
What Le Mans Means For You?
Le Mans is the most important race in the world. The history, the passion that you feel around you for the entire week, the podium at the end of it…best podium ever. You feel the passion. Last year, I walked in a coffee shop in town and the bartender recognized the uniform and asked me how was the car as we had an accident the night before during practice, I mean people are really following the entire event! We take a lot of pride in representing Ferrari at Le Mans and it is truly a privilege winning Le Mans with Ferrari. When you experience it then you understand why Le Mans is the pinnacle of motor sports racing. 12 Hours Of Sebring Or 24 Heures Du Mans?
24 Heures du Mans J It is really the pinnacle of sports car racing! This year win at the 12H of Sebring will remain special at the debut for the Ferrari 488 GT3, it was fantastic. It has been nearly fiveseasons since Scuderia Corsa made it’s professional racing debut in a IMSA GRAND-AM race at Laguna Seca, and three years of appearance at Le Mans: every year the team has stood at the podium at Le Mans. I am proud of the international racing platform that Scuderia Corsa has developed
Scuderia Corsa Has Been The Firts One To Race The 488 GTE And GT3.
Are You Proud About That? How Did it Happen?
We take a lot of pride in representing Ferrari, we do it at the dealership level every day and on track. We work very closely with the factory and Michelotto. They wanted to have the new cars managed by trusted partners.