Ferrari To Race In Le Mans 2014 |

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Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Ferrari To Race In Le Mans 2014

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Scuderia Ferrari is reportedly planning to make a 24 Hours of Le Mans comeback in the top LMP1 tier now that the FIA decided to replace F1’s familiar V8 engines with turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 units and that’s because the Italians have a few ideas on how to develop a LMP1 prototype around the brand new mill. Nothing’s official, but Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali said the engine “would allow for a Le Mans racer.

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About five months have passed since Domenicali made that statement and nothing has changed, as Ferrari is still mum on details.

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However, speculation is again on the rise after Luca di Montezemolo said he likes the idea of racing at Le Mans in the LMP1 category, which hasn’t happened in 40 years.

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“We have won with the 458 GTE, but I also quite like the idea of racing at the Le Mans in the highest category: who knows, maybe one day we can return and win, say thanks and come home,” di Montezemolo was quoted.

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The last factory-backed Ferrari to compete in Le Mans’ top category was the 312 PB. The Italians entered three of those 3.0-liter flat-12 race cars in the 1973 event, scoring a second place finish with Arturo Merzario and Carlos Pace taking turns behind the steering wheel.


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