Giancarlo Fisichella says a Ferrari LMP1 entry would be “a dream” following his GTE PRO victory at Le Mans.
Driving the #51 AF Corse Ferrari alongside Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Villander, Fisichella took his second victory in the GTE PRO class in this year's 24 Hours. However, with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and Fernando Alonso hinting at a future LMP1 entry
, Fisichella was asked about the possibility following his win.
“Even Montezemolo said sometimes that we are looking at it,” Fisichella said. “[On Saturday] Fernando [Alonso] was here, so Ferrari is much more involved in this business. I don't know what will happen in the future but it would be nice. It's a dream for us to race with a Ferrari LMP1 here and to fight to win the maximum category.”
On his GTE PRO victory, Fisichella said the tough final hours had left him very proud of the achievement.
“I won races in F1 and I won in 2012 here and [this year]. I'm really proud of it because I think it's one of the best – or maybe the best – historic races in the world. I have to say thanks to all the AF Corse team, to Ferrari and especially to Gianmaria and Toni, they did a great job. Everything went well. Even the crew and the mechanics did a fantastic job through the pit stops. The car was reliable, it was good, we went through to the end of the race and we won.
“The car was like us; a bit tired! It was waiting for the chequered flag for sure, like us, the team, everyone at home… It was a great day. We started fighting, we finished fighting and the last four hours were just waiting for the time to come down, but luckily we made it and I'm very happy for all of us, Ferrari and everybody.”