Ferrari set to decide on 2015 Le Mans prototype project

Ferrari won the 1966 Le Mans with Jochen Rindt and Maston Gregory

Ferrari won the 1966 Le Mans with Jochen Rindt and Maston Gregory

Ferrari will decide soon whether it will embark on a Le Mans project earmarked for 2015.

A month ago, boss Stefano Domenicali did not deny speculation the Maranello based team might design a prototype for the fabled sports car scene.

“The new turbo engine for introduction in Formula 1 next year would allow some interesting projects,” he had said.

“At the moment I cannot say more,” Domenicali told Italian newspaper La Stampa.

Auto Motor und Sport claims that Ferrari will make its decision about whether to push ahead with a LMP1 design for the 2015 Le Mans race later this year.

Correspondent Michael Schmidt said that the Italian marque is “seriously considering” the option, despite not winning Le Mans since 1965.

The Maranello outfit has a rich heritage at Le Mans, winning the classic endurance race nine times in itshistory, and is third to Porsche and Audi in the all time winner’s list. They won the race six times from 1960 to 1965. (GMM)

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