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The 2019 1000 Miles of Sebring was an Endurance sportscar racing event held on the 15th of March 2019, as the sixth round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship. This was the inaugural running of the race, and the first FIA WEC race to be held at Sebring International Raceway since the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring.

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BackgroundEdit

The provisional calendar for the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship, released on the 1st of September 2017 saw a raft of changes, with several races dropped, but included a return to Sebring for the first time since 2012.  In the provisional calendar issued, the race was originally planned to be run as a second 12-hour race after the IMSA Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on the same weekend, and would start at midnight after the conclusion of the IMSA 12 hours.[1][2] On 21 September 2017, the race became known as the 1500 Miles of Sebring, to avoid confusion between the 2 events, at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris.[3] However, on 4 April 2018, it was announced that the race would become shortened to 1000 Miles, have a time limit of 8 Hours, and would take place on March 15 instead, prior to the start of the 12 Hours of Sebring, rather than after the race. In addition, it was also announced that there would be a new pitlane built to accommodate the WEC teams, located on the Ulman Straight.[4][5]

Entry listEdit

The entry list released on the 8th of February 2019 saw a number of changes, with the #4 ByKolles Racing Team ENSO CLM P1/01 removed, after the team announced they would not compete due to an engine supply dispute with NISMO, and an additional Entry from the Corvette Racing team. Nathanael Berthon was added to the #3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13, while Mathias Beche moved to the #1, replacing Andre Lotterer, who was unable to attend due to a clashing simulator test for the DS Techeetah Formula E team. Jenson Button and Matevos Isaakyan were replaced in the #11 and #17 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1s by Brendon Hartley and Sergey Sirotkin respectively.[6][7]

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold[8][9]

Pos Class Team Average Time Gap Grid
1 LMP1 No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing 1:40.318 - 1
2 LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing 1:40.803 +0.485 2
3 LMP1 No. 3 Rebellion Racing 1:42.863 +2.545 3
4 LMP1 No. 17 SMP Racing 1:42.9421 +2.624 4
5 LMP1 No. 11 SMP Racing 1:43.005 +2.687 5
6 LMP1 No. 1 Rebellion Racing 1:43.015 +2.697 6
7 LMP1 No. 10 DragonSpeed 1:44.288 +3.970 7
8 LMP2 No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1:47.558 +7.240 8
9 LMP2 No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1:48.208 +7.890 9
10 LMP2 No. 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut 1:48.524 +8.206 10
11 LMP2 No. 31 DragonSpeed 1:49.681 +9.363 11
12 LMP2 No. 50 Larbre Compétition 1:50.705 +10.387 12
13 LMP2 No. 28 TDS Racing 1:51.218 +10.900 13
14 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche GT Team 1:57.500 +17.182 14
15 LMGTE Pro No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 1:57.615 +17.297 15
16 LMGTE Pro No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 1:57.714 +17.396 16
17 LMGTE Pro No. 82 BMW Team MTEK 1:57.841 +17.523 17
18 LMGTE Pro No. 63 Corvette Racing 1:57.844 +17.526 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 1:57.938 +17.620 19
20 LMGTE Pro No. 81 BMW Team MTEK 1:58.000 +17.682 20
21 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche GT Team 1:58.113 +17.795 21
22 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 1:58.232 +17.914 22
23 LMGTE Pro No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 1:58.366 +18.048 23
24 LMGTE Am No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing 1:59.790 +19.472 24
25 LMGTE Am No. 56 Team Project 1 1:59.935 +19.617 25
28 LMGTE Am No. 98 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.076 +19.758 26
27 LMGTE Am No. 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing 2:00.417 +20.099 27
28 LMGTE Am No. 90 TF Sport 2:00.543 +20.225 28
29 LMGTE Am No. 54 Spirit of Race 2:00.7592 +20.441 29
30 LMGTE Am No. 70 MR Racing 2:01.6792 +21.361 30
31 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 2:04.748 +24.430 31
32 LMGTE Am No. 61 Clearwater Racing 1:59.3963 +19.078 WD4
33 LMGTE Am No. 86 Gulf Racing UK 1:59.4365 +19.118 32
34 LMP2 No. 29 Racing Team Nederland No Time6 33

^1 – Stephane Sarrazin had his best lap time deleted for ignoring blue flags.
^2 – Thomas Flohr and Motoaki Ishakawa both had their fastest lap times deleted for speeding under the red flag.
^3 – Only one driver of the No. 61 Clearwater Racing set a lap time.
^4 – The No. 61 Clearwater Racing withdrew due to Perez-Companc's crash in qualifying.
^5 – Michael Wainwright had his fastest lap time deleted for speeding under the red flag, resulting in only one driver of the No. 86 Gulf Racing UK being classified as setting a lap time.
^6 – All of Frits van Eerd's and Nyck de Vries' lap times were deleted for speeding in the pit lane, resulting in the No. 29 Racing Team Nederland having no times.

RaceEdit

Race ResultEdit

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car's distance was 178 laps. Class winners are in bold.[10][11]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 LMP1 8   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Fernando Alonso
  Sébastien Buemi
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 253 8:00:38.186
Toyota 2.4L Turbo V6
2 LMP1 7   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Mike Conway
  Kamui Kobayashi
  José María López
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 252 +1 Lap
Toyota 2.4L Turbo V6
3 LMP1 11   SMP Racing   Mikhail Aleshin
  Brendon Hartley
  Vitaly Petrov
BR Engineering BR1 M 242 +11 Laps
AER P60B 2.4L Turbo V6
4 LMP2 37   Jackie Chan DC Racing   David Heinemeier Hansson
  Jordan King
  Will Stevens
Oreca 07 D 239 +14 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
5 LMP2 36   Singatech Alpine Matmut   Nicolas Lapierre
  André Negrão
  Pierre Thiriet
Alpine A470 M 239 +14 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
6 LMP2 31   DragonSpeed   Anthony Davidson
  Roberto Gonzalez
  Pastor Maldonado
Oreca 07 M 237 +16 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
7 LMP1 3   Rebellion Racing   Nathanaël Berthon
  Thomas Laurent
  Gustavo Menezes
Rebellion R13 M 237 +16 laps
Gibson GL458 4.5L V8
8 LMP2 50   Larbre Compétition   Erwin Creed
  Gunnar Jeannette
  Romano Ricci
Ligier JS P217 M 234 +19 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
9 LMP2 29   Racing Team Nederland   Frits van Eerd
  Giedo van der Garde
  Nyck de Vries
Dallara P217 M 230 +23 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
10 LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche GT Team   Gianmaria Bruni
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR M 226 +27 laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
11 LMGTE
Pro
81   BMW Team MTEK   Nicky Catsburg
  Alexander Sims
  Martin Tomczyk
BMW M8 GTE M 226 +27 laps
BMW S63 4.0L Turbo V8
12 LMGTE
Pro
67   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Jonathan Bomarito
  Andy Priaulx
  Harry Tincknell
Ford GT M 225 +28 laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo V6
13 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   James Calado
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Daniel Serra
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 225 +28 laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8
14 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche GT Team   Michael Christensen
  Kévin Estre
Porsche 911 RSR M 225 +28 laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
15 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Sam Bird
  Miguel Molina
  Davide Rigon
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 225 +28 laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
82   BMW Team MTEK   António Félix da Costa
  Augusto Farfus
  Bruno Spengler
BMW M8 GTE M 225 +28 laps
BMW S63 4.0L Turbo V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
63   Corvette Racing   Antonio Garcia
  Jan Magnussen
  Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 225 +28 laps
Chevrolet 5.5L V8
18 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Alex Lynn
  Maxime Martin
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 224 +29 laps
Aston Martin 4.0L Turbo V8
19 LMGTE
Pro
95   Aston Martin Racing   Marco Sørensen
  Nicki Thiim
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 224 +29 laps
Aston Martin 4.0L Turbo V8
20 LMGTE
Am
77   DempseyProton Racing   Julien Andlauer
  Matt Campbell
  Christian Ried
Porsche 911 RSR M 221 +32 laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
21 LMGTE
Am
54   Spirit of Race   Francesco Castellacci
  Giancarlo Fisichella
  Thomas Flohr
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 221 +32 laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8
22 LMGTE
Am
56   Team Project 1   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Lindsey
  Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR M 221 +32 laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
23 LMGTE
Am
86   Gulf Racing UK   Ben Barker
  Thomas Preining
  Michael Wainwright
Porsche 911 RSR M 221 +32 laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
24 LMGTE
Am
70   MR Racing   Olivier Beretta
  Eddie Cheever III
  Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 220 +33 laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8
25 LMGTE
Am
90   TF Sport   Jonathan Adam
  Charlie Eastwood
  Salih Yoluç
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 220 +33 laps
Aston Martin 4.5L V8
26 LMGTE
Am
88   DempseyProton Racing   Matteo Cairoli
  Gianluca Roda
  Giorgio Roda
Porsche 911 RSR M 219 +34 laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
27 LMGTE
Am
98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Mathias Lauda
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 219 +34 laps
Aston Martin 4.5L V8
28 LMGTE
Pro
66   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Billy Johnson
  Stefan Mücke
  Olivier Pla
Ford GT M 216 +37 laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo V6
29 LMP2 38   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Gabriel Aubry
  Stéphane Richelmi
  Ho-Pin Tung
Oreca 07 D 209 +44 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
NC[N 1] LMP2 28   TDS Racing   Loïc Duval
  François Perrodo
  Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07 D 232 Not Classified
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
NC[N 1] LMP1 17   SMP Racing   Egor Orudzhev
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Sergey Sirotkin
BR Engineering BR1 M 62 Not Classified
AER P60B 2.4L Turbo V6
DNF LMP1 10   DragonSpeed   Ben Hanley
  Henrik Hedman
  Renger van der Zande
BR Engineering BR1 M 143 Electronics
Gibson GL458 4.5L V8
DNF LMP1 1   Rebellion Racing   Mathias Beche
  Neel Jani
  Bruno Senna
Rebellion R13 M 138 Electronics
Gibson GL458 4.5L V8
DNS LMGTE
Am
61   Clearwater Racing   Matteo Cressoni
  Matt Griffin
  Luís Pérez Companc
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M Did Not Start
Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8
  1. ^ a b The TDS Racing No. 28 and the SMP Racing No. 17 did not complete the final lap of the race and therefore, were not classified as finishers.

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings.


ReferencesEdit

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