Ferrari looking into LMP1 return

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Ferrari is looking into adapting their F1 engine to a LMP1 engine for a future endurance racing effort.

Ferrari is reportedly looking into the feasibility of a return to endurance racing, using its 2014 turbocharged F1 engine.

Autosport is reporting that Antonello Coletta, Ferrari spokesman says they are looking at the new regulations for manufacturers in the WEC, and how they can adapt to the energy use guidelines.

There are no immediate plans for the prancing horse to go LMP1 racing at this time, but Coletta commented that Ferrari should be looking into all opportunities for what is available for the future.

With the stranglehold that Audi has had on the LMP1 class for the past decade, it seems like a great time to get involved, from both a competition standpoint and a promotional standpoint. The class will be the busiest it has been in some time next season, with a factory effort from Porsche taking to the grid in 2014.

“At the moment we are concentrated on (Formula One), so it would no be possible to do something else,” Coletta said. “That means that we cannot say Ferrari will be in LMP1, but we can also not say that Ferrari will not be in LMP1. We can also not say if our vision is for 2015, 2016, or beyond.”

Coletta added that the Italian manufacturer has no plans to become an engine supplier to prototype programs. If they get involved, they will bring their own car.

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