2003 12 Hours of Sebring

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The 2003 12 Hours of Sebring was the 51st running of this event, and took place on March 15, 2003. This was also the opening race of the 2003 American Le Mans Series season.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 1 Germany Infineon Team Joest Germany Marco Werner
Germany Frank Biela
Austria Philipp Peter
Audi R8 M 367
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 38 United States ADT Champion Racing Italy Emanuele Pirro
Finland JJ Lehto
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Audi R8 M 367
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
3 LMGTP 8 United Kingdom Team Bentley United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Mark Blundell
Bentley Speed 8 M 363
Bentley 4.0 L Turbo V8
4 LMGTP 7 United Kingdom Team Bentley Denmark Tom Kristensen
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Bentley Speed 8 M 362
Bentley 4.0 L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 10 United States JML Team Panoz Monaco Olivier Beretta
Italy Max Papis
United States Gunnar Jeannette
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 352
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
6 LMP900 9 United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Finland Mika Salo
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy
Audi R8 M 351
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
7 LMP900 27 United States Doran Lista Racing Belgium Didier Theys
Belgium Eric van de Poele
Switzerland Fredy Lienhard
Dallara SP1 M 336
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
8 GTS 3 United States Corvette Racing Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
France Franck Fréon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 332
Chevrolet LS7r 7.0 L V8
9 LMP900 11 United States JML Team Panoz Canada Scott Maxwell
Canada John Graham
Switzerland Benjamin Leuenberger
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 324
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
10 GT 23 United States Alex Job Racing Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 320
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
11 GT 31 United States White Lightning Racing United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
United States Craig Stanton
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 319
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
12 LMP900 12 United States American Spirit Racing United States Michael Lewis
United States Tomy Drissi
United States Guy Cosmo
Riley & Scott Mk III C D 318
Lincoln (Élan) 5.0 L V8
13 GTS 80 United Kingdom Veloqx Prodrive Racing United Kingdom Darren Turner
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
United Kingdom Kelvin Burt
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 316
Ferrari 5.9 L V12
14 GT 53 Germany Seikel Motorsport Italy Alex Caffi
Italy Gabrio Rosa
Switzerland Andrea Chiesa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 312
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
15 GT 28 United States JMB Racing USA France Stéphane Grégoire
Italy Fabio Babini
Italy Christian Pescatori
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC P 311
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
16 LMP900 77 United Kingdom Taurus Sports Racing United Kingdom Phil Andrews
United Kingdom Justin Keen
United States Larry Oberto
Lola B2K/10 D 307
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
17 GT 24 United States Alex Job Racing Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 307
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
18 LMP675 20 United States Dyson Racing United States Chris Dyson
United States Chad Block
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
MG-Lola EX257 G 306
MG (AER) XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
19 GT 68 United States The Racer's Group United States Cort Wagner
United States Marc Bunting
United States Chris Gleason
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 299
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
20 GT 41 United Kingdom DeWALT Racesport Salisbury United Kingdom Rob Barff
United Kingdom Richard Hay
United Kingdom Richard Stanton
TVR Tuscan T400R D 297
TVR Speed Six 4.0 L I6
21 GT 66 United States The Racer's Group United States Kevin Buckler
United States Jim Pace
Chile Eliseo Salazar
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 293
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
22 GT 42 United States Orbit Racing United States Joe Policastro
United States Joe Policastro, Jr.
United States Mike Fitzgerald
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 292
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
23 GT 33 United States ZIP Racing United States Andy Lally
United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Steven Ivankovich
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 290
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
24 GT 67 United States The Racer's Group United States Michael Schrom
Germany Pierre Ehret
United States Vic Rice
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 288
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
25
DNF
LMP900 36 United States Jim Matthews Racing United States Jim Matthews
Belgium Marc Goossens
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Riley & Scott Mk III C M 284
Ford (Yates) 6.0 L V8
26
DNF
GTS 4 United States Corvette Racing United States Kelly Collins
United Kingdom Andy Pilgrim
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 283
Chevrolet LS7r 7.0 L V8
27 GT 29 United States JMB Racing USA United States Stephen Earle
Italy Andrea Garbagnati
Italy Ludovico Manfredi
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC P 283
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
28
DNF
GTS 71 United States Carsport America United States Tom Weickardt
United States Jeff Altenberg
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Dodge Viper GTS-R P 280
Dodge 8.0 L V10
29 GT 52 Germany Seikel Motorsport United States Philip Collin
United States John Lloyd
Canada David Shep
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 278
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
30 LMP675 37 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
United States Duncan Dayton
United States Mike Durand
MG-Lola EX257 G 266
MG (AER) XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
31
DNF
GT 78 Germany T2M Motorsport United States Derek Clark
United States Chip Vance
France Georges Forgeois
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 263
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
32
NC
GTS 2 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Saleen S7-R D 249
Ford 7.0 L V8
33
DNF
GTS 88 United Kingdom Veloqx Prodrive Racing Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Netherlands Peter Kox
United Kingdom Jamie Davies
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 245
Ferrari 5.9 L V12
34
DNF
GT 34 United States Risi Competizione United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC M 243
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
35
NC
GT 61 United Kingdom P.K. Sport United Kingdom Ian Donaldson
United Kingdom Bart Hayden
United Kingdom Gregor Fisken
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 240
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
36
DNF
GT 63 United States ACEMCO Motorsports United States B.J. Zacharias
United States Andrew Davis
United States Shane Lewis
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC Y 233
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
37
DNF
GT 40 United States Alegra Motorsports United States Boris Said
United States Catersby Jones
United States Carlos DeQuesada
BMW M3 Y 141
BMW 3.2 L I6
38
DNF
GT 03 United States Hyper Sport United States Joe Foster
United States Brad Nyberg
United States Rick Skelton
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 125
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
39
DNF
GT 48 Netherlands Spyker Squadron Germany Norman Simon
Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
Belgium Patrick van Schoote
Spyker C8 Double-12R D 103
BMW (Mader) 4.0 L V8
40
DNF
GTS 83 United Kingdom Graham Nash Motorsport Brazil Thomas Erdos
Portugal Pedro Chaves
United Kingdom Gavin Pickering
Saleen S7-R D 97
Ford 7.0 L V8
41
DNF
GT 60 United Kingdom P.K. Sport United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United Kingdom Piers Masarati
United Kingdom David Warnock
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 74
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
42
DNF
LMP675 15 United Kingdom RN Motorsports Japan Hayanari Shimoda
Denmark John Nielsen
DBA4 03S D 73
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
43
DNF
LMP900 87 United States Sezio Florida Racing Team United States Allen Ziegelman
France Patrice Roussel
United Kingdom Ian James
Norma M2000 D 71
Ford (Kinetic) 6.0 L V8
44
DNF
GT 07 Germany RWS-Yukos Motorsport Austria Walter Lechner, Jr.
France Stéphane Daoudi
Russia Nikolai Fomenko
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 70
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
45
DNF
GTS 0 Italy Team Olive Garden Italy Emanuele Naspetti
Italy Domenico Schiattarella
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Ferrari 550 Maranello P 59
Ferrari 6.0 L V12
46
DNF
GT 79 United States J-3 Racing United States David Murry
United States Brian Cunningham
United States Justin Jackson
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 57
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
47
DNF
LMP675 18 United States Marshall Cooke Racing United States Jason Workman
Canada Melanie Paterson
United Kingdom Ben Devlin
Lola B2K/40 P 50
Ford (Millington) 2.0 L Turbo I4
48
DNF
GT 35 United States Risi Competizione United States Terry Borcheller
United States Anthony Lazzaro
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC M 39
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
49
DNF
LMP675 16 United States Dyson Racing United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom James Weaver
MG-Lola EX257 G 39
MG (AER) XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
50
DNF
LMP675 56 United States Team Bucknum Racing United States Jeff Bucknum
United States Bryan Willman
United States Chris McMurry
Pilbeam MP91 D 37
Willman (JPX) 3.4 L V6
51
DNF
GT 43 United States Orbit Racing United States Leo Hindery
United States Peter Baron
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 26
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
52
DNF
LMP900 01 United Kingdom Team Nasamax United States Bryan Herta
Canada Robbie Stirling
France Romain Dumas
Reynard 01Q G 14
Cosworth XDE 2.7 L Turbo V8
(Bio-ethanol)
53
DNF
LMP900 6 United Kingdom Lister Storm Racing United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
United Kingdom Ian MacKellar
Lister Storm LMP D 10
Chevrolet LS1 6.0 L V8
54
DNF
GTS 17 United States Carsport America Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Pagani Zonda GR P 6
Mercedes-AMG 6.3 L V12
55
DSQ
LMP900 30 United States Intersport Racing United States Clint Field
United States Rick Sutherland
United States John Macaluso
Lola B2K/10 G 196
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10

† - #30 was disqualified for receiving outside assistance while still on the race course.

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #1 Infineon Team Joest - 1:48.826
    • Note: #8 Team Bentley was originally on pole (1:48.108), but failed post-qualifying inspection.
  • Fastest Lap - #7 Team Bentley - 1:49.521
  • Distance - 1,357.9 miles (2,185.3 km)
  • Average Speed - 113.097 mph (182.012 km/h)

External links[edit]


American Le Mans Series
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2003 season Next race:
2003 Grand Prix of Atlanta