Ferrari has announced the six drivers, who will race the brand new Ferrari 499P in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Car #50 will be shared by Nicklas Nielsen, Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco, while car #51 will have the defending GTE Pro Champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, and the former Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi.
Nielsen has won numerous races and titles, since he was hired by Ferrari. He was part of the Hypercar testing from the very start, being the second guy in the car, after the first laps done by Pier Guidi. He raced LMP2 in 2022, including a Pole Position, on the way to the FIA WEC LMP2 Pro/Am title.
Molina and Fuoco were teammates in GTE in 2022, and finished the year off with a win at the 8 Hours of Bahrain. Molina has been at Ferrari for several years now, after he left Audi Sport and their DTM programme. Fuoco has made swift progress through the Ferrari ranks. He started out in a GTE Am car, before moving in the GTE Pro car in 2022.
Calado and Pier Guidi have been racing together since 2017, and have won three World Titles in GTE Pro, in addition to two Le Mans victories – most recently in 2022, on their way to the World Championship title.
Giovinazzi raced for Sauber/Alfa Romeo for several years in Formula 1, but was most recently active in Formula E. He has, however, been on a Ferrari contract since 2017, including a start at Le Mans in 2018 in an extra GTE Pro car, racing to fifth position at the flag.
The two Ferrari 499P will have their race debut at the 1000 Miles race at Sebring on 17 March 2023.