Maranello, 2 June 2017 – Ferrari.com leads you on a trip to discover the crews of Prancing Horse customers entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Let us take a closer look at Scuderia Corsa and its crew. This team is reigning champion in GTE-Am class and two thirds of the champions among drivers return this year for a very difficult mission: winning two Le Mans 24 Hours in a row: we are talking about Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell that will race with Cooper MacNeil.
The team. Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo founded Scuderia Corsa in 2013 to meet the needs of Ferrari customers who wanted to race their cars. The team takes part in the Ferrari Challenge North America as well as the Pirelli World Challenge and the IMSA SportsCar Championship where is the Teams’ and Drivers’ title holder with Christina Nielsen and Alessandro Balzan. It competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours getting on the podium in 2015 and winning it in 2016.
Bell. Versatility is the word that identifies this driver best. Townsend Bell switches seamlessly from uncovered to covered wheels. Indy Lights champion in 2001, in 2015 he won the IMSA SCC with Bill Sweedler and the 458 Italia of Scuderia Corsa and was third in the French marathon while the following year he won the Le Mans 24 Hours with Sweedler and Jeff Segal. Back in 2014 he won the 24 Hours of Daytona at the wheel of the Ferrari of the AIM Autosport team.
MacNeil. A native of Hinsdale, Illinois, Cooper MacNeil started racing at a very early age and, at the age of 18, he was already a star of his country’s car racing scene competing in the Grand-Am championship. He has won the American Le Mans Series in 2012 and in 2013, when he also debited in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The following year he was fifth at La Sarthe and in 2016 he debuted in the Ferrari Challenge North America, a series in which he’s competing also this year.
Sweedler. Bill Sweedler has competed in various US championships. In 2015, on a Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, he won the IMSA SCC in the GT-Daytona class with an incredible come-from-behind performance that culminated in the last race in partnership with Bell. That year he was third at the Le Mans 24 Hours and won it the following year. In 2017 he’s racing to make two in a row. In 2014 he won the 24 Hours of Daytona at the wheel of the 458 Italia of the AIM Autosport team.