Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has revealed that the Italian manufacturer will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in pursuit of outright victory “sooner or later”.
Di Montezemolo further lifted the lid on Ferrari’s sports car aspirations in his Christmas address to the factory, comments that came in the wake of the admission by Ferrari non-Formula 1 sporting boss Antonello Coletta that there was an on-going evaluation into the LMP1 class.
“We are working on some technology innovation that we are testing at the moment, so this is the first time in which, theoretically, there could be the possibility of thinking about Le Mans,” di Montezemolo said. “There have been a few weeks where I have begun to think of the possibility, if the rules go in the right direction, that I expect maybe to do sooner or later Le Mans with a Ferrari car to win.”
Di Montezemolo’s comments coincided with an unspecified test version of the forthcoming LaFerrari supercar being spotted running at Fiorano. Its rear wing and front splitter have resulted in some interpreting it as a mule for LMP1 technology, although Ferrari has declined to comment on its purpose.