Thanks to a sparkling one, two, three secured Bartels/Scheider (Vitaphone), Babini/Biagi (Vitaphone) and Bertolini/Wendlinger (JMB) in the eighth round of the FIA GT championship held today at Istanbul, Maserati has made mathematically certain of the FIA GT1 Constructors' Cup.
The Modena house is now on 197 points in the standings reserved to GT1 class constructors. Ferrari are the closest challengers on 88. In the team classification, a Vitaphone Racing Team double gives them a 22 point lead over JMB Racing (110 to 88); both teams race in Maserati MC12s. In the drivers' championship, Maserati occupies the top three positions: Bertolini/Wendlinger lead with 63 points, followed by Bartels/Scheider (56) and Babini/Biagi (54).