Ferrari reveals an updated 499P Hypercar livery for 2024 WEC

Ferrari reveals an updated livery on the 499P Hypercar for 2024 WEC

Ferrari has revealed the updated livery for its two 499P Hypercar entries, which are scheduled to compete in the 2024 World Endurance Championship.

Ferrari officially launched its campaign and aims to defend its 2023 Le Mans victory with the unveiling of a revised livery for its 499P Hypercars in preparation for the upcoming 2024 World Endurance Championship.

The defending Le Mans 24 Hours winners made a return to the top division of endurance racing last year with a two-car entry that competed in the WEC. Not only was it Ferrari’s first race in the top class at Le Mans in fifty years, but it also marked their first race win overall since 1964.

For the World Endurance Championship this year, Ferrari will once more field the same two 499P Hypercar teams, with Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi driving the number 51 car and Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina, and Nicklas Nielsen running the number 50 car.

Ferrari’s 2024 season livery will feature a colour scheme that combines the vibrant colours of the Ferrari 312 PB, which was the team’s final WEC prototype before a 50-year break, and the F2007 Formula 1 car driven by Kimi Raikkonen that won the team’s most recent world drivers’ championship.

As expected, the car’s base colour remains to be red and as last year, the yellow highlights, which Ferrari refers to as “Giallo Modena,” will slso remain present. However, the placement of the highlights has been changed, now to the top of the sharkfin, the rear wing endplates, and around the cockpit area, plus a stripe heading length ways near the rear wheels.

To improve the car’s visibility at night and in extreme conditions, Ferrari said that the livery, which was initially revealed as a “deep, intense red,” had been slightly altered to produce a “glossier version.”

“The main objective is to accentuate the car’s body and cockpit with two staggered colour blocks,” Ferrari said.

The livery launch has been scheduled to take place on the anniversary of the birth of the marque’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, ahead of the official two-day Prologue pre-event test at the Losail circuit in Qatar next weekend.

The Losail circuit in Qatar will kick off the WEC season on the weekend of March 2nd with a 1,812km race as the Le Mans 24 Hours is scheduled over the weekend of June 15th–16th.

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