Ferrari might soon return to the Le Mans prototype class and the web world is suddenly flooded with rumours stating that Valentino Rossi and Fernando Alonso could be two of the factory drivers for team Ferrari!
It may be noted that Valentino Rossi has tested Ferrari’s F1 contenders on several occasions and has impressed the team with the lap times he has clocked. Rossi also raced a Ferrari 458 GT3 recently in the 2012 Blancpain Endurance series.
It may be noted that the last time Ferrari entered a prototype at Le Mans was in 1973, when the Italian performance car marque came up with the 312P. Speaking on Ferrari’s plans of re-entering LeMans, Antonello Coletta, head of Ferrari’s non-F1 sporting activities said: “I cannot say we will be in LMP1 but I cannot say we will not be in LMP1 either. If we did join, it would be a full-factory effort and not just as an engine supplier.”
On chances of Ferrari making a comeback to LeMans, Mark Webber, who will drive a Porsche LMP1 in 2014, tweeted: “Great to hear that Ferrari looking to return to Le Mans racing too?? Driver line up for 2015/16 @alo_oficial and @ValeYellow46 #willwork”
This news comes at a time when reports of Rossi contemplating a retirement from motorcycle racing are doing rounds.