Ferrari’s new LMH hypercar has already covered around 5,000 km in its first three tests this summer.
Bringing the factory Ferrari back to the pinnacle of sports car racing in the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and 24 Hours of Le Mans, the LMH prototype has been in Mugello and Barcelona since its shakedown at Fiorano in the beginning. July. a few days of testing on both.
Antonello Coletta, Ferrari sports car racing boss, puts the total mileage so far at around 5,000km. This includes the 200-250km we covered in the three days the new car was rolled out in the first week of July.
“We’ve done a lot of kilometres. I’m happy for now, but we know we still have a long way to go,” said Antonello Coletta.
“One day we had a problem and the next day we didn’t have a problem, so we know we need more consistency.”
“The development program has just started.”
Antonello Coletta has revealed that Ferrari’s LMH car, which has not yet been given a name or model number, will be called up again within the next two weeks.
“The bi-weekly testing plan has changed a lot, to be honest,” Antette Koretto explained.
“We are developing the car in the usual way: testing, returning to the factory, reviewing the data and working on the car.
Antonello Coletta has hinted Ferrari is unlikely to homologate the car until the last minute before its scheduled debut at the WEC series opener at Sebring next March.
According to the regulations, LMH or LMDh prototypes must be homologated at least 30 days before their first race.
The eight official Ferrari Competizione GT drivers took the wheel of the first LMH chassis during testing.
This means that Alessandro Pia Guidi, James Calado, Miguel Molina, Antonio Fuco, Davide Rigon, Niklas Nielsen, Daniel Serra and Alessio Rovera participate in the development program.
Andrea Bertolini, a highly experienced test driver who remains under contract with Ferrari, also plays an important role in the programme.
Antoneto Coletta reiterated Ferrari’s position to choose the LMH WEC team from an existing driver list.
“I’m happy with the drivers we have. I don’t think we need to make any changes,” said Antette Coletta.
“Ferrari has a big family of drivers and a big bag to choose from.”
“At the end of the day, we have to make a choice, but at the moment it is too early.”
Category: F1 / Ferrari / 24 hours of Le Mans / WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship)
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