Expansion Plans for Ferrari’s WEC Hypercar Program
Antonello Coletta, the boss of Ferrari’s sportscar programme, has revealed that the Italian manufacturer is now ready to expand its WEC hypercar program beyond its two factory cars. This development comes as a result of the company’s growing confidence in their ability to provide technical support for customer entries.
Ferrari has previously expressed concerns about the complexity of running the 499P completely independent of the factory. However, with the advancements made in their sportscar program, they feel confident in offering assistance to potential customer hypercar entries.
If this plan comes to fruition, it would mark a significant milestone for Ferrari, as they would be able to support and collaborate with other teams in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Coletta emphasized that Ferrari’s goal is to establish a strong presence in the WEC hypercar category and believes that expanding their program to include customer entries is a logical step forward.
This decision opens up new opportunities for teams wanting to compete in the WEC with a Ferrari hypercar. By receiving technical support from the manufacturer, these teams can benefit from Ferrari’s expertise and resources, enabling them to compete at the highest level.
As the sportscar program continues to evolve, Ferrari is focused on developing their hypercar to be more accessible and user-friendly for teams outside of the factory outfit. By doing so, they aim to attract more participants to the WEC, ensuring a competitive and exciting field of entries.
While specific details about the customer hypercar program are yet to be revealed, the announcement by Coletta indicates Ferrari’s commitment to expanding their presence in the WEC and embracing collaboration with other teams.
With the changes and advancements being made, the future looks promising for Ferrari in the WEC hypercar category. The expansion of their program will not only bring new opportunities for customer entries, but also enhance the overall competition and spectacle of the championship as a whole.