Ferrari’s V6 Vantage S wins 24th consecutive Grand Prix at Brands Hatch

The Ferrari V6 and its new powertrain have been dominant at the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

The Italian marque scored its second victory of the season after its second-placed Mercedes powered by an 8.2-litre V6, while its team-mate won the race for the first time since 2010.

The victory comes on the back of a thrilling battle in the final five laps, which saw the team’s V12 Vantage hit the track on a number of occasions.

With its powerful engine set to deliver up to 560bhp, the Ferrari team managed to outrun its rivals in the closing stages and took its time to work the tyres.

But the V6 powered car proved to be more than capable of delivering maximum performance, with Max Verstappen finishing fourth after the first stint of the race.

He took a fifth place on his way to a fifth successive win, which also saw Daniel Ricciardo claim a second victory, after he overtook his team-mates in the race’s closing stages.

Vettel, who has not been able to beat Verstapen at the front at the previous two Nurbustring races, has won six of the last seven races at the circuit.

While the V10 Vantage will only be used at the next race in Belgium, the Italian team will not use its V6 at Spa-Francorchamps.