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Nissan Onroak DPi #22 of Tequila Patrón ESM which won the 2018 12 Hours of Sebring

The 66th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts was an endurance sports car racing event held at Sebring International Raceway near Sebring, Florida from 15–17 March 2018. The race was the second round of the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the second round of the North American Endurance Cup.

The race was won by Tequila Patrón ESM's Nissan Onroak DPi driven by Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek, and Nicolas Lapierre, ahead of the Cadillac DPi-V.R's of Wayne Taylor Racing and Whelen Engineering Racing. Porsche took GTLM honours with Nick Tandy, Frédéric Makowiecki, and Patrick Pilet behind the wheel of their 911 RSR. The GTD category was won by Paul Miller Racing's Corey Lewis, Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow in a GT3-spec Lamborghini Huracán.[1]

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Class winners are denoted in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 P 22   Tequila Patrón ESM   Pipo Derani
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Nicolas Lapierre
Nissan Onroak DPi C 344 12:00:34.369
Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 L Turbo V6
2 P 10   Wayne Taylor Racing   Jordan Taylor
  Renger van der Zande
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
Cadillac DPi-V.R C 344 +12.427
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
3 P 31   Whelen Engineering Racing   Felipe Nasr
  Eric Curran
  Mike Conway
Cadillac DPi-V.R C 344 +53.075
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
4 P 54   CORE Autosport   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
  Romain Dumas
Oreca 07 C 344 +1:16.328
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
5 P 32   United Autosports   Paul di Resta
  Alex Brundle
  Phil Hanson
Ligier JS P217 C 344 +1:30.732
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
6 P 55   Mazda Team Joest   Jonathan Bomarito
  Harry Tincknell
  Spencer Pigot
Mazda RT-24P C 343 +1 Laps
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4
7 P 99   JDC-Miller Motorsports   Mikhail Goikhberg
  Stephen Simpson
  Chris Miller
Oreca 07 C 338 +6 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
8 P 77   Mazda Team Joest   Oliver Jarvis
  Tristan Nunez
  René Rast
Mazda RT-24P C 334 +10 Laps
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4
9 P 85   JDC-Miller Motorsports   Robert Alon
  Simon Trummer
  Nelson Panciatici
Oreca 07 C 331 +13 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
10 GTLM 911   Porsche GT Team   Patrick Pilet
  Nick Tandy
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR M 328 +16 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
11 GTLM 25   BMW Team RLL   Connor De Phillippi
  Bill Auberlen
  Alexander Sims
BMW M8 GTE M 328 +16 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
12 GTLM 912   Porsche GT Team   Earl Bamber
  Laurens Vanthoor
  Gianmaria Bruni
Porsche 911 RSR M 328 +16 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
13 GTLM 67   Ford Chip Ganassi Racing   Ryan Briscoe
  Richard Westbrook
  Scott Dixon
Ford GT M 328 +16 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
14 GTLM 62   Risi Competizione   James Calado
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE M 328 +16 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
15 GTLM 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Tommy Milner
  Marcel Fässler
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 327 +17 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
16 P 5   Mustang Sampling Racing   Filipe Albuquerque
  João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
Cadillac DPi-V.R C 324 +20 Laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
17 GTD 48   Paul Miller Racing   Bryan Sellers
  Madison Snow
  Corey Lewis
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 321 +23 Laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
18 GTD 63   Scuderia Corsa   Alessandro Balzan
  Cooper MacNeil
  Gunnar Jeannette
Ferrari 488 GT3 C 321 +23 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
19 GTD 33   Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsport   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Ben Keating
  Luca Stolz
Mercedes AMG GT3 C 321 +23 Laps
Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8
20 GTD 29   Montaplast by Land-Motorsport   Sheldon van der Linde
  Christopher Mies
  Alessio Picariello
Audi R8 LMS C 321 +23 Laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
21 GTD 15   3GT Racing   Jack Hawksworth
  David Heinemeier Hansson
  Sean Rayhall
Lexus RC F GT3 C 321 +23 Laps
Lexus 5.0 L V8
22 GTD 58   Wright Motorsports   Patrick Long
  Christina Nielsen
  Mathieu Jaminet
  Robert Renauer
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 321 +23 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 GTD 93   Michael Shank Racing with Curb Agajanian   Mario Franbacher
  Justin Marks
  Lawson Aschenbach
Acura NSX GT3 C 321 +23 Laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
24 GTD 86   Michael Shank Racing with Curb Agajanian   Katherine Legge
  Álvaro Parente
  Trent Hindman
Acura NSX GT3 C 321 +23 Laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
25 GTD 73   Park Place Motorsports   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Lindsey
  Tim Pappas
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 321 +23 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26 GTD 75   SunEnergy1 Racing   Kenny Habul
  Thomas Jäger
  Mikaël Grenier
Mercedes-AMG GT3 C 321 +23 Laps
Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8
27 GTD 96   Turner Motorsport   Don Yount
  Dillon Machavern
  Markus Palttala
BMW M6 GT3 C 320 +24 Laps
BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8
28 GTD 51   Spirit of Race   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Mathias Lauda
  Daniel Serra
Ferrari 488 GT3 C 320 +24 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
29 GTD 44   Magnus Racing   John Potter
  Andy Lally
  Andrew Davis
Audi R8 LMS C 319 +25 Laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
30 GTD 14   3GT Racing   Dominik Baumann
  Kyle Marcelli
  Phillipp Frommenwiler
Lexus RC F GT3 C 316 +28 Laps
Lexus 5.0 L V8
31 P 52   AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports   Sebastián Saavedra
  Gustavo Yacamán
  Roberto González
Ligier JS P217 C 315 +29 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
32 GTD 69   HART   Ryan Eversley
  Chad Gilsinger
  Tom Dyer
Acura NSX GT3 C 312 +32 Laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
33 GTD 36   CJ Wilson Racing   Marc Miller
  Till Bechtolsheimer
  Kuno Wittmer
Acura NSX GT3 C 309 +35 laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
34 GTLM 24   BMW Team RLL   John Edwards
  Jesse Krohn
  Nick Catsburg
BMW M8 GTE M 296 Did Not Finish
BMW S62 4.0 L Turbo V8
35 P 90   Spirit of Daytona Racing   Eddie Cheever III
  Matt McMurry
  Tristan Vautier
Cadillac DPi-V.R C 294 Did Not Finish
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
36 GTLM 3   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Jan Magnussen
  Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 283 +61 laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
37 GTLM 66   Ford Chip Ganassi Racing   Joey Hand
  Dirk Müller
  Sébastien Bourdais
Ford GT M 277 Did Not Finish
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
38 P 38   Performance Tech Motorsports   James French
  Kyle Masson
  Patricio O'Ward
Oreca 07 C 276 Did Not Finish
Gibson 4.2 L V8
39 P 6   Acura Team Penske   Dane Cameron
  Juan Pablo Montoya
  Simon Pagenaud
Acura ARX-05 C 203 Did Not Finish
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
40 P 7   Acura Team Penske   Hélio Castroneves
  Ricky Taylor
  Graham Rahal
Acura ARX-05 C 172 Did Not Finish
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
41 GTD 64   Scuderia Corsa   Townsend Bell
  Frankie Montecalvo
  Bill Sweedler
Ferrari 488 GTE C 9 Did Not Finish
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
42[N 1] GTD 71   P1 Motorsports   Kenton Koch
  JC Perez
  Loris Spinelli
Mercedes-AMG GT3 C 316 +28 laps
Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8
43 P 2   Tequila Patrón ESM   Ryan Dalziel
  Scott Sharp
  Olivier Pla
Nissan Onroak DPi C Did Not Start
Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 L Turbo V6
  1. ^ The No. 71 P1 Motorsports entry originally finished 30th overall and 14th in the GTD class but was demoted to last in class after the race had finished for exceeding the maximum stint for a single driver.

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #90 Tristan Vautier - 1:47.432[2]
  • Fastest Lap - #8 Oliver Jarvis - 1:49.002 on lap 184

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