Ferrari has tested their brand new LMH in the real world, for the very first time.
The test happened today at their home circuit in Fiorano, where Alessandro Pier Guidi was the first driver in the car, before Nicklas Nielsen took over the wheel in the afternoon.
The car will be utilized in the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season, which includes the special anniversary race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It’s a huge step for the team, to finally get the car on the track. They have had a virtual model in the simulator for about a year, with Danish racing driver Nielsen being part of those simulations from the very start. So it was only natural for him to be one of the very first in the car today – but of course the very first honors would go to an Italian, in the brand new car, in this historical move for Ferrari. Nielsen has prototype experience from the current LMP2 programme, which is run by AF Corse in both the FIA WEC and the European Le Mans Series.
AF Corse will also be the team running the new LMH car in the coming seasons.
The regular FIA WEC season continues this weekend at Monza, with Pier Guidi on GTE Pro duties, while Nielsen is back in the LMP2 car.