Maranello, 29 September – With AF Corse’s win in the Bahrain 6 Hours, Ferrari has made mathematically sure of winning the constructors’ title in the first edition of the FIA World Endurance Championship with two races remaining.
The Ferrari #51 has now taken five victories this year in the hands of Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander, who this time replaced Gimmi Bruni who was racing in the GT Open at Monza. This success also ensures that Amato Ferrari takes the teams championship in the LM GTE Pro category. Their lead has increased to 67 points over Aston Martin Racing, who came second today one lap adrift. Despite the limitations to fuel consumption introduced by the FIA to narrow the gaps to their opponents, the experience of Vilander and Fisichella – who made six consecutive appearances in the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix from 2004 to 2009 – contributed along with a perfect strategy and the supreme reliability of the car, to the pair achieving their prestigious goal.
The #71 AF Corse Ferrari driven by Olivier Beretta and Andrea Bertolini finished fourth after leading for the early part of the race. After this round in the desert, the World Endurance Championship now heads to the Far East for the last two races of the season scheduled for Fuji (14 October) and Shanghai (28 October).