and Constructors' title for Ferrari
Memorable season final for Davide Rigon, paired with team-mate James Calado and AF Corse.
After the Six Hours of São Paulo, scene of World Endurance Championship’s last round, a stunning jackpot is now completed: Team and Drivers’ titles and Ferrari victory in the Constructors’ title.
On the demanding track at Interlagos the 27-year-old Venetian driver, together with all Amato Ferrari’s staff, showed up on track with the goal of giving the Maranello team the GT constructors' title.
The win came at the end of a sensational race, finished under the the safety car, because of a terrible accident that involved the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 of Webber and the Ferrari #90.
Davide ended his first season as Ferrari official driver in FIA World Endurance Championship with a fourth consecutive podium – the fifth of season – bringing the Ferrari 458 LMGTE-Pro number 71 in third place.
Davide Rigon“It’s been an incredible weekend. We had the Constructors’ title for Ferrari GT as the only goal. Together with this goal, we also took the last podium of the season at the end of a tight race“.
“I’ve always liked the Interlagos circuit, because it’s old-style, with a good mix of elements. We knew we had worked well and that the title would be within our reach. It’s the perfect end of an exciting season. I have to congratulate all the mechanics and engineers of AF Corse and, above all, Ferrari. Celebrating such an important victory on a world stage with the colours of the Prancing Horse is sensational."
Giovanni Minardi“Perfect end of the season for Davide, AF Corse and Ferrari, and I send them my most sincere congratulations for scoring the perfect hat trick of world championship.
"Winning Constructors’, Team and Drivers’ titles in such a selective and important contest as FIA WEC championship is really incredible. And they have succeeded”.
“Racing on tracks already known, Davide has been able to give his best, bringing his contribution. Five podiums, including four in the last four rounds, are an important reward. Victory missed, but, thanks to the experience gained this year, it will be the goal of 2015”.
Next Saturday, December 6th Davide will fly to the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit, in Abu Dhabi, in order to attend Ferrari World Finals.