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Event: 12-Hour Florida International Grand Prix of Endurance for the Amoco TrophyDate: 21.3.1959
Track: Sebring (United States), 8.369 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Sebring 12 Hours

Weather:heavy mid-race rain
Start time:10:00
Grid:Le Mans start per engine size
Distance:12 hours
Attendance:40000
Entered:81
Practiced:74
Qualified:65
Started:65
Finished:47
Classified:47
Classes:PractStartClass
Sports 3000 - Class D14116
Sports 2000 - Class E443
Sports 1500 - Class F1085
Sports 1100 - Class G554
Sports 750 - Class H553
Grand Touring 3500 - Class 9443
Grand Touring 2000 - Class 7876
Grand Touring 1600 - Class 6444
Grand Touring 1300 - Class 5986
Grand Touring 1000 - Class 4654
Grand Touring 750 - Class 3444
Pre-race sessions:
4 practice sessions held for a total of 480 minutes on 18-20/3
Winners:
Overall:7Ferrari 250 TR 59 Fantuzzi SpyderGurney / Daigh / Hill / Gendebien
Sports 2000 - Class E:31Porsche 718 RSKvon Trips / Bonnier
Sports 1500 - Class F:34Porsche 718 RSKHolbert / Sesslar
Sports 1100 - Class G:48Elva Mk IV ClimaxBaptista / Wallace / Tweedale
Sports 750 - Class H:59D.B. HBR4 PanhardLaureau / Armagnac
Grand Touring 3500 - Class 9:70Ferrari 250 GT California SpyderHively / Ginther
Grand Touring 2000 - Class 7:25AC Ace BristolBurns / Jackson-Moore / Cook
Grand Touring 1600 - Class 6:33Porsche 356A Carrera GTvon Hanstein / de Beaufort
Grand Touring 1300 - Class 5:44Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider VeloceKaplan / Rainville
Grand Touring 1000 - Class 4:54Austin-Healey Sebring SpriteStiles / Sutherland
Grand Touring 750 - Class 3:64Fiat-Abarth 750 Record MonzaRutan / Cuomo / Richards
Fastest Laps:
Overall:9Ferrari 250 TR 59Jean Behra (F)3:21.600149.439 km/h
Pole Positions:
Sports 3000 - Class D:2Lister - JaguarBueb / Moss3:31.000
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ferrari (11), Porsche (7), Lotus (5), Alfa Romeo (4), Osca (4), Fiat-Abarth (4)
Top engines by numbers:Ferrari (11), Climax (10), Porsche (7), BMC (6), Fiat (5)
Top car types by numbers:Ferrari 250 TR (7), Porsche 718 RSK (6), Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza (4)
Driver nationalities:USA (117), GB (7), F (6), MEX (6), CDN (5), I (4), RA (4), B (2), C (2), CH (2), D (2)
Team nationalities:USA (36), GB (10), I (7), D (3), F (3), MEX (2), RA (2)
Engine positions:front-engined (80%), mid-engined (11%), rear-engined (9%)
Average engine size:1700 cc
Oldest known drivers:Briggs Cunningham (52), Huschke von Hanstein (48), Edgar Barth (42)
Youngest known drivers:Ricardo Rodriguez (17), Pedro Rodriguez (19), Lance Reventlow (23)
Woman drivers:Smokey Drolet, Isabelle Haskell, Denise McCluggage

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Sebring 12 Hours 1959Entry List - Sebring 12 Hours 1959Schedule of Events - Sebring 12 Hours 1959Track Map - Sebring 12 Hours 1959
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