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Event: 53rd Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of SebringDate: 19.3.2005
Track: Sebring International Raceway (United States), 5.955 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Sebring 12 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:10:46
Grid:2-2-2, PP left, rolling start
Distance:12 hours
Le Mans Prototype 166
Le Mans Prototype 255
Le Mans Grand Touring 11010
Le Mans Grand Touring 21717
Race notes:
4 full-course cautions for 17 laps, 72 minutes: lap 17-20 (car 15 stopped on course), laps 35-38 (car 67 stopped on course), laps 171-175 (car 86 stopped on course), laps 251-254 (slick track)
Pre-race sessions:
3 official test sessions held for a total of 225 minutes on 14-15/3
6 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 355 minutes on 16-18/3
qualifying session cancelled due to weather conditions, grid based on combined results of first three practice sessions
20 minute pre-race warm-up held
Overall:1Audi R8Lehto / Werner / Kristensen
Le Mans Prototype 2:10Courage C65 AERBucknum / McMurry / James
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:57Aston Martin DBR9Turner / Brabham / Ortelli
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:31Porsche 996 GT3-RSRBergmeister / Luhr / Long
laps 101-126:1Audi R8Marco Werner
laps 1-18:2Audi R8Emanuele Pirro
laps 127-128:2Audi R8Frank Biela
laps 129-132:16MG Lola EX257Butch Leitzinger
laps 133-156:1Audi R8Tom Kristensen
laps 157-159:2Audi R8Frank Biela
laps 160-188:1Audi R8Tom Kristensen
laps 189-192:2Audi R8Allan McNish
laps 19-21:27Courage C65 JuddHarold Primat
laps 193-200:1Audi R8Tom Kristensen
laps 201-222:2Audi R8Allan McNish
laps 223-229:1Audi R8JJ Lehto
laps 22-66:1Audi R8JJ Lehto
laps 230-260:2Audi R8Emanuele Pirro
laps 261-314:1Audi R8Marco Werner
laps 315-361:1Audi R8Tom Kristensen
laps 67-69:16MG Lola EX257Andy Wallace
laps 70-96:1Audi R8Marco Werner
laps 97-97:2Audi R8Frank Biela
laps 98-100:16MG Lola EX257Andy Wallace
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Audi R8Tom Kristensen (DK)1:48.580197.426 km/hlap 185
Le Mans Prototype 2:37Lola B05/40 AERDuncan Dayton (USA)1:52.611190.358 km/hlap 39
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:57Aston Martin DBR9Darren Turner (GB)1:56.599183.848 km/hlap 208
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:23Porsche 996 GT3-RSRTimo Bernhard (D)2:04.547172.116 km/hlap 10
Pole Positions:
Overall:1Audi R8J.J. Lehto (SF)1:49.723195.370 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 2:37Lola B05/40 AERJon Field (USA)1:51.752191.821 km/h
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:4Chevrolet Corvette C6-ROliver Gavin (GB)1:57.347182.677 km/h
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:31Porsche 996 GT3-RSRJörg Bergmeister (D)2:04.960171.546 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (11), Lola (5), Chevrolet (3), Audi (2), Aston Martin (2), Saleen (2), Courage (2), Panoz (2), TVR (2), Spyker (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (11), Audi (4), AER (4), Chevrolet (3), Ford (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 996 GT3-RSR (10), Audi R8 (2), Lola EX257 (2), Aston Martin DBR9 (2), Chevrolet Corvette C6.R (2), Saleen S7-R (2), Courage C65 (2), Panoz Esperante (2), Lola B05/40 (2), TVR Tuscan (2)
Driver nationalities:USA (36), GB (27), D (10), I (8), F (6), NL (6), CDN (5), DK (4), B (3), P (2)
Team nationalities:USA (26), GB (7), NL (2)
Engine positions:mid-engined (42%), rear-engined (28%), front-engined (30%)
Average engine size:4370 cc (with regard to 15% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 4632 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Tom Weickardt (58), Seth Neiman (51), Tracy Krohn (51)
Youngest known drivers:Clint Field (22), Michele Rugolo (23), Gunnar Jeannette (23)
Woman drivers:Liz Halliday

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