AF Corse Ferrari #51 has been declared winners of the 4 Hours of Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship race in November 2019.
The team with James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi crossed the finishing line as the first car in GTE Pro, and did stand on the top step.
During the subsequent scrutineering, the FIA WEC officials found the car not to have a minimum clearance of 50mm. It was not specified exactly how much lower the car was found – just that it was too low.
That resulted in the team being disqualified from the race, and Porsche #92 being the new winners.
AF Corse did appeal the decision, and after a lot of juridical work forth and back, and a meeting in the International Court of Appeal, it’s been decided that it was out of control by the team, that they were not able to meet the minimum clearance, due to contact earlier in the race, damaging parts on the car, that would then stick below the 50mm.
So AF Corse Ferrari #51 is back as winners of the Shanghai race, moving into second place in the Drivers Championship.
The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 will be run on 23 February at Circuit Of The Americas near Austin in Texas.