Ferrari has announced that Miguel Molina will replace Sam Bird in its FIA World Endurance Championship line-up for the 2019/20 season.
Last month, the Italian manufacturer stated that Bird's place in the #71 car alongside Davide Rigon was vulnerable owing to the multiple clashes between WEC and his Envision Virgin Racing Formula E programme, although at least one of these has been averted since then.
A team spokesperson told Motorsport.com: "The situation with the calendar is still not clear and there is still the possibility of clashes. Today [Tuesday] is the day that we had to nominate drivers with the FIA, so we had to take a decision."
Molina has been a mainstay of Ferrari's GT3 programmes in recent seasons and currently leads the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup points for SMP Racing alongside Rigon and Mikhail Aleshin ahead of next month's Barcelona finale.
Ferrari's statement added that Bird's programme "will be announced in due course", with the spokesperson saying it is likely the Briton will partner Molina and Rigon at Le Mans in 2020.
Ferrari's announcement completes the driver line-up for GTE Pro WEC field, with rival brands Aston Martin and Porsche both maintaining unchanged line-ups from 2018/19.
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