Ferrari will continue their long-held partnership with AF Corse from 2023 and their upcoming Le Mans Hypercar project in the WEC.
The partnership between the two names dates back since 2006 and the FIA GT Championship with their F430 GTC which competed in the GT2 class.
Following a streak of victories during their rookie efforts, that partnership has since lasted between the two throughout various GT championships including the birth of the WEC in 2012.
Head of Ferrari Attività Sportive GT Antonello Coletta said in a statement: “Today’s announcement is an important step towards the debut of our LMH in the World Endurance Championship.
“We are happy to have a reliable partner like AF Corse with us for this project.
“Ferrari and AF Corse have enjoyed a solid relationship for a long time, as you can see in the FIA WEC, where we run our official 488 GTEs together with the Piacenza-based team,” securing two Le Mans 24 Hours (GTE-Pro) victories and multiple drivers’/teams’ titles in Pro and Am.
“We look forward to continuing together on a journey as rewarding as the years of racing cooperation to date.”
They will compete in the new top-tier endurance category, Hypercar, in 2023 under the Ferrari-AF Corse name to signify their partnership.
“We are proud of this announcement. It is the crowning of a dream and recognition of the great effort made over the years, added AF Corse Team Owner Amato Ferrari.
“Our partnership with Ferrari is a winning one that began in 2006, and I am delighted to continue it in the LMH project.
“We have immediately kicked off with great enthusiasm, aiming to raise the bar even further and to be ready for this new challenge.”
Another rival, Porsche, are returning with an Le Mans Daytona Hypercar and a partnership with the Penske outfit famed in NASCAR, IndyCar and more.
Both of these manufacturers have both works and customer entries in the FIA WEC and look to commit to GTE until their return to the top class in 2023.
Together with Toyota GAZOO Racing, Glickenhaus Racing, Peugeot, Audi, (and Porsche), ByKolles, and more manufacturers, the 2023 season is truly set to be an exciting spark of competition into the global premier endurance motorsport category.