2008 12 Hours of Sebring

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Press box near the end of the event
Overall winner
LMP1 class winner
GT1 class winner
GT2 class winner

The 2008 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida was the 56th running of this event and the opening round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Sebring International Raceway, Florida on March 15, 2008. Porsche was able to defeat Audi, marking the first loss for Audi at Sebring since 1999, while Porsche marks its first overall win at Sebring since 1988, the 20th anniversary since its last win.

The Porsche's win was also the first time in 14 years that the non-premier class of the race won the 12 Hours of Sebring overall, and the third time in history; it was also the first time an LMP2 car won the 12 Hours of Sebring since the race has become a part of the ALMS. The last time that the non-premier class won overall in Sebring was 1994, when Clayton Cunningham Racing, participating in the 1994 IMSA GT Championship season as a GTS-class entry, defeated the flagship World Sports Cars in a Nissan 300ZX.

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[1]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 LMP2 7 United States Penske Racing Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
France Emmanuel Collard
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 351
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
2 LMP2 20 United States Dyson Racing United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
United States Andy Lally
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 351
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
3 LMP1 1 United States Audi Sport North America Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI M 351
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
4 LMP2 16 United States Dyson Racing United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 350
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
5 LMP2 9 United States Patrón Highcroft Racing United States Scott Sharp
Australia David Brabham
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Acura ARX-01B M 349
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 2 United States Audi Sport North America Germany Marco Werner
Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 TDI M 333
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
7 LMP2 27 Switzerland Horag Lista Racing Switzerland Fredy Lienhard
Belgium Didier Theys
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 333
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8 GT1 3 United States Corvette Racing United States Johnny O'Connell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Canada Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 328
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
9 LMP1 37 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
United States Richard Berry
Lola B06/10 D 327
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
(E85 ethanol)
10 GT1 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Italy Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 320
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
11 LMP1 07 France Peugeot Sport Total France Nicolas Minassian
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 318
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
12 GT2 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Wolf Henzler
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 314
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
13 GT2 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 44 United States Darren Law
United States Seth Neiman
Australia Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 311
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
14 GT2 61 United States Risi Competizione
United States Krohn Racing
United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Belgium Eric van de Poele
Ferrari F430GT M 308
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
15 GT2 73 United States Tafel Racing United States Jim Tafel
Germany Pierre Ehret
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Ferrari F430GT M 305
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
16 GT1 008 United States Bell Motorsports United States Terry Borcheller
United States Chapman Ducote
Spain Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 D 299
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
17 GT2 11 United States Primetime Race Group United States Joel Feinberg
United States Chris Hall
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe M 295
Dodge 8.3 L V10
18
DNF
LMP2 26 United States Andretti Green Racing United States Marco Andretti
United States Bryan Herta
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
Acura ARX-01B M 287
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
19 GT2 5 Germany VICI Racing Germany Uwe Alzen
United States Craig Stanton
United States Nathan Swartzbaugh
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR K 286
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20 GT2 71 United States Tafel Racing Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Germany Dirk Müller
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Ferrari F430GT M 280
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
21 GT2 46 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
France Patrick Pilet
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 280
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
22
DNF
LMP1 12 United States Autocon Motorsports United States Chris McMurry
United States Bryan Willman
Canada Tony Burgess
Creation CA07 D 250
Judd GV5 5.0 L V10
23
DNF
GT2 21 United States Panoz Team PTG United States Joey Hand
United States Tom Milner
United States Tom Sutherland
Panoz Esperante GT-LM Y 200
Ford (Élan) 5.0 L V8
24
DNF
GT2 40 United States Robertson Racing United States David Robertson
United States Andrea Robertson
United States David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk.VII D 186
Ford 5.0 L V8
25
DNF
GT2 77 Slovakia Autoracing Club Bratislava Slovakia Miro Konopka
Slovakia Miro Hornak
Italy Mauro Casadei
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 173
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
26
DNF
GT2 62 United States Risi Competizione Brazil Jaime Melo
Finland Mika Salo
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT M 137
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
27
DNF
GT2 87 United States Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Germany Marc Basseng
Germany Dirk Werner
United States Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 136
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28
DNF
GT2 28 United States LG Motorsports United States Lou Gigliotti
United States Doug Peterson
Belgium Marc Goossens
Chevrolet Corvette C6 K 99
Chevrolet LS3 6.0 L V8
29
DNF
LMP2 32 France Barazi-Epsilon Denmark Juan Barazi
Netherlands Michael Vergers
France Jean-Christophe Ravier
Zytek 07S/2 M 88
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
30
DNF
GT2 007 United Kingdom Drayson-Barwell United Kingdom Paul Drayson
United Kingdom Jonny Cocker
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Aston Martin DBRS9 D 70
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
(E85 ethanol)
31
DNF
LMP2 6 United States Penske Racing United States Patrick Long
Germany Sascha Maassen
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 29
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
DSQ LMP2 15 Mexico Lowe's Fernández Racing Mexico Adrian Fernández
Mexico Luis Diaz
Acura ARX-01B M 351
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
DNS LMP2 8 United States B-K Motorsports United States Gerardo Bonilla
United Kingdom Ben Devlin
Brazil Raphael Matos
Lola B07/46 Y -
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(E85 ethanol)
DNS GT2 48 United States Corsa Motorsport United States Gunnar Jeanette
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Ferrari F430GT H -
Ferrari 4.0 L V8

† - #15 Fernández Racing was disqualified from the race results after the car failed post-race inspection. The car's airbox was found to have been broken, allowing an excess of air into the engine.[2]

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #1 Audi Sport North America - 1:43.195[3]
  • Fastest Lap - #07 Peugeot Sport Total - 1:44.536[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ALMS Final Revised Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 16 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Lowe's Fernandez Racing excluded from Sebring 12H". Planet Le Mans. 16 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  3. ^ "ALMS Final Grid" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 15 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 


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