WEC champions crowned at glittering FIA prize-giving ceremony
The 2021 FIA World Endurance Champions were officially crowned at the annual FIA prize-giving ceremony which was held in Paris last night (16 December).
The 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship drivers’ champions Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez received their award from FIA Vice-President Mohammed Ben Sulayem. Meanwhile, Toyota Gazoo Racing claimed the prize for Champion Hypercar from ACO President Pierre Fillon.
In LMGTE, the winning drivers were Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado from AF Corse Ferrari as they picked up their prize. Pictured below are the drivers alongside Head of Ferrari Attivita Sportive GT, Antonello Coletta, as Ferrari also picked up the manufacturers' title.
Pier Guidi and Calado are the first WEC drivers to win the World Championship title twice in the LMGTE Pro class, following their triumph in 2017. The duo took three victories this season: the 8 Hours of Portimão, the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, and also the 24 Hours of Le Mans - a race they also won in 2019.
The LMP2 title was won by Team WRT as Charles Milesi, Ferdinand Habsburg and Robin Frijns picked up the silverware.
As Ferrari won in LMGTE Pro, so it did in LMGTE Am thanks to AF Corse and its three drivers: Alessio Rovera, Francois Perrodo and Nicklas Nielsen.