Racing Blip: 2016 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

By | March 19, 2016

Olivier Pla

2016 12 Hours of Sebring overall pole winner – Olivier Pla

Hello fine readers!

It’s time, to tell you about a wonderful little event that has been happening in sunny state of Florida for over 60 years.

A little event called, the 12 Hours of Sebring.

That’s right. Twelve hours of racing at one of America’s oldest, and still functioning, race tracks.

This race as seen some of the finest – and not so finest – car companies race there. Ferrari, Ford, Chevrolet, MG, Porsche, Alfa, Chappell, Austin-Healy, Audi, BMW, Dodge, Nissan, Mazda, just to name a few. Even some of the famous names of racing have competed on this famed track. Dan Gurney, Billy Lloyd, Sterling Moss, Phil Hill, Jim Hall, Ken Miles, Bruce McLaren, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Hurley Haywood, Bobby Rahal, Tom Kristensen, the list goes on and on.

This has turned into a motorsports tradition. One of the “must-go” events, not only for spectators, but for teams. In fact, many of the teams heading for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will use Sebring as a test for the famed French race.

And this weekend’s running should prove to be just as exciting as races of old.

Cars from Lamborghini, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Dodge, Mazda, Chevrolet, Ford, Ferrari, and more will be competing to be the last car standing at the end of the grueling 12 hours.

To watch this event unfold, head on over to IMSA for broadcast details.

Remember, racing starts 3/19 at 10:40am ET!

You can also watch it via streaming on a slew of devices.

And what isn’t a Racing Blip without a link to the handy spotters guide to help keep track of the cars on the track?

And a little video with some of the sights and sounds from testing at Sebring from a few weeks back.

[photo: IMSA]

 


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