Ferrari has high hopes for the World Endurance Championship in 2023.
Earlier this year, Ferrari announced that it would be developing a new race car to compete in the new Hypercar Class at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2023. To add further weight to this exciting endeavor, the Italian marque has just announced that it would be partnering with AF Corse. The collaboration will manage the team that is set to work together with Competizioni GT in the Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) program.
When the team competes in the championship, it will do so under the name "Ferrari-AF Corse". This will continue a successful relationship between Ferrari and AF Corse.
Previously, the partnership resulted in many GT wins in addition to those achieved as part of the WEC. This includes five Constructors' titles for Ferrari and three wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
"Today's announcement is an important step towards the debut of our LMH in the World Endurance Championship," said Antonello Coletta, Head of Ferrari Attivita Sportive GT. "We are happy to have a reliable partner like AF Corse with us for this project. Ferrari and AF Corse have enjoyed a solid relationship for a long time, as you can see in the FIA WEC, where we run our official 488 GTEs together with the Piacenza-based team."
The same positive sentiments were echoed by Amato Ferrari, former racing driver and AF Corse team owner. "Our partnership with Ferrari is a winning one that began in 2006, and I am delighted to continue it in the LMH project," he said. "We have immediately kicked off with great enthusiasm aiming to raise the bar even further and be ready for this new challenge."
Ferrari hasn't shared any details about its new hypercar just yet but we have seen how exciting the possibilities could be if it were based on the SF90 Stradale. Fittingly, 2023 would be the 100th anniversary of Enzo Ferrari's first Grand Prix victory with Alfa Romeo and it will be the 100th anniversary of Le Mans. A century later, Ferrari-AF Corse will be gunning for more glory.