Sam Bird tab by Ferrari for the WEC 2016


The season 2016 for the Endurance World has the category GTE Pro as one of its great attractions. The arrival of Ford championship has promoted changes in other brands. Ferrari unveils the new Ferrari 488 GTE and for the occasion AF Corse has also revamped its roster of pilots, focusing on the youth, unlike Ford. Sam Bird is the main novelty in its alignment standing for the category GTE Pro. It is worth remembering that the british have contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans on two occasions, one of them with a Ferrari 458 GTE Am classes of the own team.

, the Ferrari 488 GTE #71 will be composed by Davide Rigon and Sam Bird, the two pilots in charge of fighting the nine tests of the Endurance World by 2016 with this unit. A bet that causes James Calado finish in the Ferrari 488 GTE #51 next to Ginamaria Bruni, forming an alignment and new that his time certify the renewal and the commitment to the youth of Ferrari and AF Corse in the face of the new season. In fact, Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella, both drivers more veterans, will be dedicated to the USCC with Risi Competizione.

in the face Of the 24 Hours of Le mans, it is expected the participation of the Ferrari 488 GTE of SMP Racing, and the inclusion of more pilots associated with the firm of Maranello. The clearest examples are Olivier Beretta and Andrea Bertolini, which have competed with AF Corse over the last few seasons. In any case, Sam Bird is the face most ‘new’ of a team rejuvenated. The british collated his role as pilot of AF Corse with its presence in the Formula E next to DS Virgin. The title garnered in LMP2 at the controls of the Liger G-Drive in 2015, will endorse.