The first ever pole position for a Ferrari 488 GT3 in the world was just claimed by Scuderia Corsa’s brand new No. 63 GT Daytona car at the 12 Hours of Sebring. That’s right: this is the first race weekend for the No. 63 car. Not bad for a debut run! Now let’s see if it can keep up that speed for 12 hours.
The number 912 Porsche 911 was fighting for the GTLM class lead at the 12 Hours of Sebring until this happened. One of the wheel nuts wouldn't come loose. This right here is the face (or perhaps the fists?) of total and complete misery.
The best car in the 12 Hours of Sebring paddock wasn't one of the party trucks that wandered around with fans yelling "WOOOO" in the bed, or any kind of latest-and-greatest supercar. Nope. Not even close. It was this 1986 Porsche 911 jacked up on nubby tires with a million rally lights up front. I'm...I'm in love.
Well, this is one way to keep track of the race when you can only see it from one turn for long periods of time. Here are a couple other little things I found on the photo trail around the track.
"There's no such thing as endurance racing anymore," explained Sébastien Bourdais, who drove the number 5 Action Express Racing that won the 12 Hours of Sebring overall today. "Just a long sprint." If anything proved that theory this weekend, it was the late battle in the GT Daytona class.
Porsche 911 GT America: Smells like vinyl and automotive cleaner. Taste is faint, but revolting. Tastes primarily like old socks, with hints of rubber and grit in the mix. Has a numbing effect on the tongue once done.
The number 16 Prototype Challenge car of BAR1 Motorsports just ran a dude over on live TV. BAR1's car was trying to leave the pits side-by-side with the Krohn Racing P2 car and unfortunately, there was a crew member in the way working on the Fifty Plus Racing car.
The 12 Hours of Sebring has barely started and it's already completely crazy. Michael Shank Racing's Ozz Negri almost came into contact with the Team Falken Tire Porsche 911, but hit something way worse. Negri caught the curb trying to get around the 911 on the inside, and the curb flung him into the wall hard.
The absolute greenest (look at it, man) car on the grid won pole for the 12 Hours of Sebring: the number 57 Ligier JS P2 Judd of Krohn Racing. Olivier Pla put down a stonking fast lap that put Kermit's race car on pole. Krohn just started racing the JS P2 this year, having switched from last year's Ferrari 458.
Welcome to the 12 Hours of Sebring, the one place where you wish you'd dressed up as a cow and where all kinds of marvelous wonders await you on track. Oh, and supposedly I have to lick a car.
To commemorate their first victory in the United States at Sebring 40 years ago, BMW whipped out a classic livery that's unmistakably BMW for the BMW Team RLL Z4Ms: the livery of its 1975 3.0 CSL, lovingly known for its outlandish wings and flares as the "Batmobile."
[No one who watched this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring needs to be told that, although there were plenty of racing thrills in all classes, there were way too many spills, too, as well as operational blunders that tended to exaggerate the consequences of the many incidents and accidents. We greatly appreciate…
Matteo Malucelli drives a Ferrari 458 for Risi Competizione in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. In the Daytona 24, he was in a crazy crash and we feared the worst. But he was ok, and now he's here to answer your questions before the 12 Hours of Sebring.
The 12 Hours of Sebring, AKA the second leg of the endurance racing Triple Crown, starts on March 15th. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't already be getting obsessed with it. Here are the results of this year's Winter Test, along with some really fantastic pictures. Racing doesn't get prettier than this.
Hurley Haywood is one of the greatest endurance racers of all time. His first win at the 12 Hours of Sebring came 40 years ago in a Porsche 911. He was just reunited with that very car. This is what it's like to see an old friend after 40 years.
Last weekend was the 12 Hours of Sebring, and Corvette Racing staged an absolutely phenomenal comeback from problems and penalties to win the GT class at Sebring. It was the drive of the race. Before the race, Corvette driver Tommy Milner strapped a camera onto his helmet to give you a look at the track through his…
A Corvette ended up winning the GT class at the 12 Hours of Sebring this weekend. But one marque has a truly amazing record at Sebring: Porsche.
The 12 Hours of Sebring is one of the most prestigious and grueling endurance races of the year. But before you race the 12 Hours of Sebring, you must qualify. Here is how they'll set off tomorrow.
It is finally sinking in that for the first time in several years, I will not be at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Skipping the sappy comments about missing my racing friends and seeing the start of a new season, I'm going to miss the guy directing traffic after you go over the Turn 17 bridge into the paddock, La Bombe…