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Fisichella Confirms Full-Time WEC Return

Giancarlo Fisichella set for first full-season WEC effort since 2013 with Spirit of Race…

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Giancarlo Fisichella will make his full-time return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in the upcoming ‘Super Season’ competing with Spirit of Race in GTE-Am.

The Italian driver will join Francesco Castellacci and Thomas Flohr in the Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE, replacing Miguel Molina in the lineup.

It will be the 2012 GTE-Pro champion’s first full-season WEC program since 2013.

He competed with Risi Competizione in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, while also forming part of Kaspersky Motorsport’s lineup in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.

“I am really excited to be joining Thomas, Francesco and the whole Spirit of Race family,” Fisichella said.

“The FIA WEC is one of the most thrilling and competitive series in the world and I’m very much looking forward to a successful season in this strong team.

“The new Ferrari 488 GTE has been fantastic to drive during the pre-season practice and it’s going to be really exciting to get the most out of it.”

Confirmation of Fisichella’s 2018 program comes after months of questions on his racing future, with the ex-Formula 1 driver having reportedly explored opportunities with other GT manufacturers.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European News Editor/Reporter. Kilshaw is a student of Politics and International Relations and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

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  1. David Chaste

    February 8, 2018 at 6:20 am

    He wants to race in the U.S, but he’s flustered that ferrari wont put up a fully backed effort in gtlm. But his retainer seems high for other teams given his limited media prowess.

    Last year Risi could have won the title if the team had the resources other teams had.

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