Ferrari vs Ford – The eternal battle continues

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Ford will trav­el to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as reign­ing cham­pi­ons and intend to defend their title in 2017. After their dis­ap­point­ing Le Mans in 2016, AF Corse Fer­rari look to be on track to run the Blue Oval close at La Sarthe.

At Spa, the pair of Fer­raris made a great start to the race from the front row and tried to build a sig­nif­i­cant lead over the Ford team. But after only a cou­ple of laps, the Fords were hot on the heels of the red cars.

The four-way bat­tle for the lead con­tin­ued over sev­er­al hours, with each team try­ing to gain the upper hand both on the track and through strat­e­gy. By the halfway point, the pace of the Fer­raris seemed to give them the edge, with the AF Corse squad putting togeth­er stint after stint of flaw­less run­ning. Ulti­mate­ly the vic­to­ry went to Sam Bird and Davide Rigon ahead of James Cal­a­do and Alessan­dro Pier Gui­di in the sis­ter car.

In Bel­gium, Fer­rari showed that it is in great shape ahead of the high­light of the year in Le Mans with the 488 GTE. But Ford also appear strong and have already tak­en one vic­to­ry this sea­son at Sil­ver­stone. This year will see the Fer­rari-Ford bat­tle enter the next round and it will be fas­ci­nat­ing to see how the quest for 24 Hours glo­ry will pan out.

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