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New Livery for 2016 GTE-Am Champions’ Return to Class

New livery and driving partner for Francois Perrodo and Emmanuel Collard’s return to GTE-Am…

Image: AF Corse/Benoit Fraylon

2016 FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Am champions Francois Perrodo and Emmanuel Collard will return to the class with a new livery and co-driver next season.

Perrodo confirmed last month that he would be reuniting with Collard for the 2019-20 campaign in a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo after two seasons in LMP2 with TDS Racing.

Ferrari Challenge racer Nicklas Nielsen, who stepped up to the GTE class of the European Le Mans Series with Ferrari squad Luzich Racing this year, will also drive.

The trio’s Ferrari livery focuses on the Brittany flag, signifying Perrodo’s home region in France, and has inspired some the 42-year-old’s other cars in the past.

AF Corse has also confirmed that three-time Grand Prix winner Giancarlo Fisichella will return to the No. 54 Ferrari GTE-Am lineup.

Fisichella, who made his debut in the class at the start of 2018-19, is once again partnered with Francesco Castellacci and bronze-rated driver Thomas Flohr.

Entering as Spirit of Race last season, the No. 54 Ferrari lineup scored two second-place finishes at Le Mans and Sebring on its way to finishing fourth in the championship.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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