Braille Lithium Powers Team Risi Ferrari’s First Win For F458 Italia
BRAILLE LITHIUM BATTERY POWERS TEAM RISI COMPETIZINOE FERRARI TO FIRST WIN OF THE F458 ITALIA Sarasota, FL August 22nd – This weekend the American Le Mans series visited the sweeping four-mile track of Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The GT battle is one of the closets in recent history and Team Risi Competizione are running the all-new Ferrari 458 Italia. Developing a new platform is always difficult and the team has proved that they are up for the challenge. After 101 laps and four hours of blistering competition team Risi brought Ferrari their first North American win of the new F458 Italia.
This historic win for Ferrari was witnessed by some of the company officials on hand to see the advancement of the new car in American competition. The guest’s included a delighted Ing. Amedeo Felisa, the CEO of Ferrari SpA and Mr Marco Mattiacci, President and CEO of Ferrari North America as well as two of their fellow directors who had all travelled to Road America for the day to view the race. Team Principal Giuseppe Risi was thrilled with the team’s first win and had this to say about the weekend. “Today is probably one of the crowning moments of Risi Competizione. For us to be able to give the F458 its first victory in the US is wonderful,” said Risi. “We’ve been close but this was really exceptional. The team did a fantastic job; the drivers were both outstanding and Jaime Melo demonstrated clearly just what an incredible driver he is, while Toni was superb during his stint. At the last pit stop, the crew was unbelievable. All our calculations turned out perfectly and the tire change was amazing. It was a great day for us.”