Here at Gasse Racing, we are always excited to see Team Ferrari take home a win at the races!
Former Grand Prix winner and current Ferrari tester Giancarlo Fisichella was part of the winning team in the GTE Pro class at the famous Le Mans 24 hour race over the weekend. Fisichella, fellow F1 veteran Gianmaria Bruni and team mate Toni Vilander brought their Ferrari 458 GTC home three laps clear of their nearest rivals in the famous endurance event.
Their victory was all the more remarkable given that a practice crash for Fisichella earlier in the week had caused extensive damage to the car, requiring his AF Corse team to replace the chassis ahead of the race.
“This is the most important race of the year and at the end of it, we achieved our objective,” said the Italian. “The win was especially down to the incredible efforts of the AF Corse guys who had to change the chassis after the accident on Wednesday, delivering a car that was better than anyone could have expected. I did not think I would be making it out on track for the final 20 minutes of qualifying, however thanks to their efforts, the miracle happened.”
It was also good weekend for Ferrari’s F1 rivals Williams, whose Hybrid Power division saw their technology help the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro piloted by Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler make history by becoming the first hybrid-powered vehicle to take outright victory at Le Mans.
Source: www.formula1.com; June 18, 2012.