GT1 World Championship organizers have announced Ferrari will run a pair of 458 models in this year's series. The identity of the teams running them was not revealed, but is expected to be announced later this week. Ferrari joins Audi, BMW, McLaren and Mercedes in the series.
"The addition of Ferrari to the 2012 lineup makes for a mouth-watering array of supercars racing in one world championship," said series boss Stephane Ratel. "The Ferrari team brings to five the number of confirmed teams and we are in advanced talks with a number of other teams."
GT1 also announced Pirelli will become the official tire supplier.
"We are delighted to confirm a partnership with Pirelli as the official tire supplier for the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship for the 2012 season," said Ratel. "Pirelli has an unrivaled reputation in global motorsport and we are pleased that our teams in both GT1 and GT3 will benefit from the technical expertise and experience the company brings. Their recent success in helping to create competitive racing in Formula 1 through their innovative approach underlines that point."
The championship opens at Nogaro on April 9.