The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held the Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring today.
Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring Race Results
P1 No. 3 Corvette
P2 No. 66 Ford GT (Müller, Hand, Bourdais)
P3 No. 62 Ferrari
P4 No. 67 Ford GT (Briscoe, Westbrook, Dixon)
P5 No. 68 Ford GT (Mucke, Pla, Johnson)
Details of the Day
- In the last 10 months the No. 66 Ford GT has scored three podium finishes in the world’s three largest endurance events with results of first at the Le Mans 24 Hours, first at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and second at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
- The runner-up result for the No. 66 marked the 17th podium for the Ford GT program since its inception in 2016.
- The No. 67 was spun on the last lap while in third place and missed the podium as a result.
- The No.67 Ford GT had minor gearbox issues prior to the start of the race and began from pit lane.
- All three GT’s led the race at different points throughout the 12 hours.
Sebastien Bourdais, No. 66 Ford GT: “Things were pretty much under control for most of the day and we were in a great position. Ultimately it ended up not being the result we wanted, but when the Corvette got in front we just couldn’t chase it down. When it came down to it, it just seemed the Corvette could turn it up a little bit more than we could and that was the difference. We’ll just keep working on the Ford GT and see if we can continue to improve for next time.”
Ryan Briscoe, No. 67 Ford GT: “To get spun out of the podium on the very last lap is pretty disappointing to be honest. We had a great car all day and were really in the fight for it. It was just flat-out all twelve hours here at Sebring. We just missed having the winning balance today but we’ll hang in there and learn from this. It was a great team effort with all three cars this weekend. Thanks to everyone at Ford and the Ganassi team. The cars all ran flawlessly. I’m really proud of the effort everyone put in.”
Stefan Mücke, No. 68 Ford GT: “It was good (to see the race from the front of pack). The car felt better and better as the weather cooled off in the afternoon, so I think the strategy we did from yesterday was good, for making a set-up for colder conditions.”
George Howard-Chappell, Team Principal No. 68 Ford GT: “We’re pleased to finish. I think the team did a great job coming here and putting such a great effort out. We led the race for quite a bit of time and were just a bit unlucky with the two punctures. It was just too much to come back from.”