Miguel Molina, ‘headline’ at Ferrari

He is a man of the house, from Maranello, since he started racing with them in endurance in the AF Corse team in 2017, and also one of those in charge of developing the new 499P, for this reason, It was only fair that Miguel Molina was part of the Hypercar crews with which Ferrari returns to the top category of the WEC, and so it will be. The scuderia announces the six official drivers for his two cars and the Spaniard is among them, fulfilling his dream of racing in the main class after so many years fighting on the track with GT’s.

And it is that, the heads of the Prancing Horse They have used people from the house to make a team. Molina, who will turn 34 in February, will form a trio in the Ferrari number 50 with Antonio Fuoco, one of his usual companions in Maranello, and Nicklas Kielsen; and the other prototype, the 51, will be in the hands of Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi, who will compete in the WEC after his lackluster time in Formula E and while he combines his work as reserve driver of the scuderia in F1.

The Catalan could not be more “delighted to have this opportunity” to fight among the greats. “Thanks to Ferrari for believing in me. Racing in the top category of the WEC is one of the most significant sporting achievements of my career. It is a pleasure to represent Ferrari in an important year, 50 years after its last race in the top category of the World Championship. Words can’t explain how I feel because this goal represents the pinnacle of my career and a dream that I have pursued for a long time.” he says excitedly.

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Development and consistency, not just speed

“Since the first shakedown of the 499P in July, we have worked non-stop involving the drivers of the Ferrari family. We are very clear about what we can ask of them in terms of development and consistency, not just in speed.” ensures Antonello Coletta, director of sports activities of Ferrari GT. To begin with, the first thing will be to have a good debut at the 1,000 Miles of Sebring, the first round of the World Championship in March, and from there to grow until the big event at Le Mans (June 10). The competition will be fierce.

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