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Ferrari reiterates F1 commitment after Le Mans 24 Hours triumph

The Scuderia secured a stunning victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe at a time where the F1 operation is floundering.

Ferrari Le Mans 2023 victory Giovinazzi, Calado, Guidi
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Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna has insisted investment will continue in the Italian manufacturer's F1 programme despite a sensational victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The #51 AF Corse 499P entry piloted by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi defeated the #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing effort to secure a first Ferrari win at the Circuit de la Sarthe since 1965.

Speaking after their triumph at the iconic race, Vigna told Eurosport: “It once again demonstrates that Ferrari is unique and that we make unparalleled cars. It is a unique car.

“The next goal? To continue winning."

Racing in the DNA

The success is in stark contrast to the Scuderia's current fortunes in F1 and Vigna added: “Was the bad start of the season in Formula 1 stressful for me? You know, I have more significant reasons for stress.

“For the team, this is a chance to improve and learn a lot. We must build a machine that will be better than the previous one, but this rule is true for everything we do.”

Regarding Ferrari’s commitment to F1, he added: “Sport is very important for us, racing is in the DNA of our company.

“So Formula 1, World Endurance Championship, we will keep investing there because we see a lot of technologies that can go from the track to the road.”

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