AF Corse ready with WEC drivers

AF Corse has announced five of their six drivers for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro 2021 programme.

Ferrari 488 GTE #51 will continue unchanged with James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi as the full-season drivers. The pairing has been the leading Ferrari drivers for many seasons, by winning the World Championship in 2018, and Le Mans in 2019.

Their teammate at Le Mans for the past many seasons, including their 2019 win, was Daniel Serra. The Brazilian has been awarded a full-time seat in the team’s other car, that will run #52 in 2021. Serra has been racing for Ferrari since 2014, only interrupted by a single year in 2017 at Aston Martin Racing. That was a very successful year, where he ended up winning Le Mans for the British marque. He was dragged into the Ferrari programme ever since then, and has helped out at the endurance rounds, parallel to his Brazilian Stock Car programme.

AF Corse Ferrari #51
Photo: JJ Media

Serra will share #52 with Miguel Molina, who will remain in the Ferrari seat. Molina has had a contract with Ferrari since 2017, following his departure from DTM. He became a full-season driver for the FIA WEC team in car #71 from 2019/20, when Sam Bird opted to focus on his Formula E programme, with several date clashes, if the original scheduled had been completed.

That leaves Davide Rigon without a full-season ride in the FIA WEC GTE Pro outfit. He will help #52 at the endurance rounds, while his main focus will be GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.

The third driver in #51 isn’t announced yet.

The FIA World Endurance Championship 2021 is scheduled to start at Sebring, Florida in just over two months time.

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