AF Corse has been chosen to run the upcoming LMH programme for Ferrari.
The team, which is run by Amato Ferrari (not related to the family from Maranello), has been running for the majority of the cars, carrying a prancing horse on the bonnet in GTE (GT2) and GT3, over the last 15 years.
But on top of that, the team has also run LMP2 and LMP3 cars throughout several years, for efforts not always been named AF Corse. The most recently ran the Cetilar Racing LMP2 car through the 2019/20 season in the FIA World Endurance Championship. That team has moved into a Ferrari 488 GTE car in GTE Am.
They are currently running an LMP3 car in the Michelin Le Mans Cup under their own name.
The LMH programme will be named Ferrari – AF Corse, and will run in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2023 and onwards. There is currently no mention of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where LMH officially isn’t allowed yet – but surely would be, if Ferrari were to show up?
The car will be built in-house by Ferrari, and will most likely have a Hybrid part, where they can use their Formula 1 knowledge. The Italian team has got a few employees to spare, after the F1 budget cap was introduced, and those workers can work on this project.
Ferrari will join Toyota Gazoo Racing, Glickenhaus, and Peugeot as LMH manufacturers, who all have a programme.