Full GTE-Pro line-up finalised with AF Corse bringing Fuoco

AF Corse has finalised their driver line-up ahead of the 2022 World Endurance Championship season, replacing Daniel Serra with Antonio Fuoco.

The entire 2022 line-up of drivers competing in the GTE-Pro category has been confirmed following AF Corse’s news on their two crews.

Reigning champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi will continue in the #51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.

Whereas the #52 puts regular Miguel Molina with Antonio Fuoco who previously drove for Cetilar Racing in GTE-Am and is a Scuderia Ferrari F1 development driver.

Fucoco said in press release: “Honestly, I’m very happy about this opportunity because it comes at the end of a path of growth in the world of closed-wheel racing from 2019 until today.

“I am happy to have this chance, and I hope to contribute to the team and Ferrari in 2022.”

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The 2021 WEC GT World Champion Pier Guidi added: “2021 was fantastic, and we won everything there was to win, but in the end, in motorsport, you have to turn the page very quickly.

“We’re all starting from zero points and, once again, we’ll have to prove we’re the best and, to do that, we’ll give it our all.

“This season will be very complicated for Ferrari because, in addition to its racing commitments, it will have to split its time between developing two new cars, which will make it all even more difficult.

Alongside GTE, part of AF Corse Ferrari’s attention is on their Le Mans Hypercar programme commencing 2023.

“Still, we know how to find extra motivation and grit in these situations. It’s the last year for GTE Pro in the WEC, and I’m personally very sorry because it’s a category I love.

“We want to do well and have another good memory of the 488 GTE that has given us so much satisfaction and success.”

The last year of the GTE-Pro will feature three manufacturers competing against one-another: Ferrari, Porsche and a single full-time entry from Corvette Racing.

After Season 9’s GTE works title fights went down to the wire in controversial circumstances, Porsche will be out to claim this year’s GTE-Pro titles.