2012 Ferrari 458 GTE

A World Championship winning Works car
The 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) was the inaugural running of the World Endurance Championship. It was co-organised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The series replaced the former Intercontinental Le Mans Cup held by the ACO from 2010 to 2011. The series was open to Le Mans Prototypes and grand tourer-based racing cars meeting four ACO categories. Several championships, cups, and trophies were awarded in the series' four categories following an eight race season, with a World Championship available to the top scoring drivers and LMP1 category manufacturer.

Following a partial-season match-up against newcomers Toyota, Audi won the Manufacturers' World Championship, while the company's driver line-up of André Lotterer of Germany, Benoît Tréluyer of France, and Marcel Fässler of Switzerland earned the Drivers' World Championship ahead of their teammates Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen. Toyota's Alexander Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre were third in the Drivers' Championship standings. Ferrari defending their two Intercontinental Le Mans Cup LMGTE manufacturers title with the Manufacturers' World Cup, outscoring Porsche and Corvette. In the four FIA Trophies for the four categories in the championship, Rebellion Racing won the LMP1 Privateers title, while Starworks Motorsport secured the LMP2 championship; AF Corse won the LMGTE Pro category for the second season in a row, as did Larbre Compétition in LMGTE Am.


2012: WEC GTE PRO


17 Mar        12 hours of Sebring        Fisichella, Bruni, Vilander        DSQ
5 May         6 hours of spa                Fisichella, Bruni            2nd
17 Jun         24 hours of Le Mans        Fisichella, Bruni, Vilander        DNS
25 Aug        6 hours of Silverstone        Fisichella, Bruni            1st
15 Sep        6 hours of Sao Paulo        Fisichella, Bruni            1st
29 Sep        6 hours of Bahrain        Fisichella, Vilander            1st
14 Oct        6 hours of Fuji                   Fisichella, Bruni            2nd
28 Oct        6 hours go Shanghai         Fisichella, Bruni            DNF


Non FIA WEC event:

25 Nov        6 hours of Vallelunga        Fisichella, Cioci, Gerber        1st


2013: WEC GTE AM

14 Apr        6 hours Silverstone         Potolicchio, Aguas, Peter        3rd
4 May        6 hours of Spa        Potolicchio, Aguas, Malucelli        1st
9 Jun        Le Mans Test            Potolicchio, Aguas, Bright        11th
23 Jun        24 hours of Le Mans        Potolicchio, Aguas, Bright        10th
1 Sep        6 hours of Interlagos        Potolicchio, Aguas, Rigon        2nd
22 Sep        6 hours of Austin        Potolicchio, Aguas, Malucelli        4th
20 Oct        6 hours of Fuji            Potolicchio, Aguas, Rigon        4th
10 Nov        6 hours go Shanghai        Potolicchio, Aguas, Rigon        1st
30 Nov        6 hours go Bahrain        Potolicchio, Aguas, Rigon        2nd


2014: WEC GTE AM

29 Mar        WEC Test Paul Richard    Potolicchio, Ruberti, Roda        1st
20 Apr        6 hours Silverstone        Potolicchio, Ruberti, Roda        DNF
3 May        6 hours of Spa        Potolicchio, Ruberti, Roda        8th
1 Jun        Le Mans Test            Montecalvo, Ruberti, Roda        1st
15 Jun        24 hours of Le Mans        Montecalvo, Ruberti, Roda        4th
20 Sep        6 hours of Austin        Segal, Ruberti, Roda            5th
2 Nov        6 hours go Shanghai        Cioci, Venturi, Perez-Campanc    6th
15 Nov        6 hours of Bahrain        Talanitsa, Pier Guidi, Segal        6th
30 Nov        6 hours of Interlagos        Segal, Pier Guidi, Fittipaldi        6th


At the end of 2014 the car retired from active racing and was sold to us after a restoration by AF Corse.