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Sebring secrets

Sebring by the numbers: Track length 3.7 miles Race length 12 Hours The Secrets of Sebring…how the race is likely to be won.  There are three basic things that all the team managers, crew chiefs, drivers, and race engineers claim as the keys to winning the 12 Hours of Sebring.  You need to be fast, reliable, and lucky. The fast part means trimming out the aerodynamics on the car to reduce downforce. This helps increase speed on...

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Wednesday testing report

Wednesday marked the first official test session for the American Le Mans Series’ 2010 opening round at Sebring International Raceway. The pair of factory Peugeots, the turbo diesel 908 HDi FAPs, led the overall and LMP1 charts. Marc Gene was quickest in the No. 07 entry with a time of 1:45.811, edging Pedro Lamy in the No. 08 at 1:46.148. Marino Franchitti of Highcroft Racing in a Honda Performance Development ARX 01-c was...

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Trackside Tidbits – Tuesday

Aston Martin Racing and Drayson Racing, both on Michelins, are making their first Sebring appearances with prototypes in this year’s 12-hour race. AMR has brought Adrian Fernandez on board as a factory driver with Lowe’s sponsorship, and Stefan Mücke was just added Monday to the lineup replacing Chris Buncombe. Harold Primat completes the trio. Fernandez, a winner with his own team in the LMP2 class here last year,...

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Trackside Tidbits – LMPC Preview

The Le Mans Prototype Challenge class has bolstered the prototype field in advance of Sebring’s season opener. The ALMS’ newest class (of five this race and four the remainder of the season) sees six Oreca FLM09 entries on MICHELIN® tires. Ordinarily there would only be eight prototypes in the field since the Intersport Racing P1 Lola B06-10 AER has withdrawn on account of Jon Field’s Monday testing accident, but the...

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Tuesday testing report

Tuesday marked the second of two days of American Le Mans Series promoter test session at the 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway. All times were unofficial. Four of the five cars fastest in their respective classes race on MICHELIN® tires. The factory No. 08 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was fastest on Tuesday with a quick time of 1:46.232 set in the one-hour afternoon session. The ‘French lions’ edged the Aston Martin Racing...

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Sebring is almost here!

See you all later on this week at Sebring…

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