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Ferrari at Le Mans with the 499P. The two motors, the batteries: how the hybrid “monster” works

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The return to Le Mans 50 years later

To return to racing after 50 years in the premier class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the start on Saturday (that of the Hypercars) Ferrari needed a special car. “Over the past few months, our entire team has been working hard in anticipation of this appointment: now is the time to take our 499Ps to the track on the track that, more than any other in the world, represents the essence of endurance racing. In the previous rounds of the WEC, the World Endurance Championship, the team from Maranello achieved several podiums. “We are going to the 24 Hours with the ambition to take a place on the podium,” said Antonello Coletta, Ferrari’s head of GT sports operations. The Cavallino made his debut at Le Mans in 1949 with a 166 MM Barchetta Touring, also taking his first overall victory. The last participation dates from 1973 with the 312 PB.

Source: Corriere

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