Nicklas Nielsen and Daniel Serra are the new works drivers at Ferrari in their GT Programme.
Their official title will be Competizioni GT drivers, with the pair having to travel all the world, and represent the Ferrari brand, when there are GT races around the world.
Serra has raced on-off for Ferrari for the last few years. One of his tasks has been helping as a third driver at FIA WEC at AF Corse at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He won the race this year with James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, going on to win with the same pair at Petit Le Mans 2019. He raced for Aston Martin prior to that, but his primary job has been racing in the Brazilian Stock Car, where he won the 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Nielsen has quickly risen within the Italian car manufacturer. After some seasons in Karting, he switched to cars in 2016 with a dual Programme in ADAC Formula 4 and Audi TT Cup, so he raced both tin-tops and open topped cars. He finished 8th and on the Rookie title in Formula 4, and finished third in the Audi cup. The Audi route closed, so he was without a drive for 2017, until the danish racing company Formula Racing, who helped him with another season in ADAC Formula 4, where he finished 6th. He was then put in the Ferrari Challenge Europe, and won the championship, and went on to win the world final. That opened the door to Ferrari, where he raced for Luzich Racing in the European Le Mans Series in 2019, where he raced with Fabien Lavergne and Alessandro Pier Guidi and won the Championship. He was chosen for AF Corse Ferrari #83 in the FIA WEC in GTE Am. He is often quicker than some GTE Pro drivers. He’s currently on a shared first position in the Drivers Championship in the World Championship.
We are still waiting the 2020 Programme for Nielsen and Serra, other than the continued WEC for Nielsen, and the Daytona 24 Hours for Serra.