Alpine Widens the Gap in Hypercar

Alpine retook control of the Sebring 1000 after the race resumed behind safety car at the start of hour 5.

Alpine retook control of the Sebring 1000 after the race resumed behind safety car at the start of hour 5.

Porsche is struggling at the front of LMGTE Pro after Corvette’s tire strategy was compromised by the stoppage of the race.

Close battle between United Autosports USA and WRT in LMP2, while Aston Martin dominates LMGTE Am.

Highlights after 6 hours of racing:

hypercar

  • – The Alpine ELF team takes advantage of the double pit stop of the #8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid to resume the race after a red flag following the crash of the #7.
  • – Brendon Hartley had to make an emergency pit stop before the green flag, then a full stop a lap later.
  • – This allows Alpine to break away in the lead to hold an 80-minute lead over the Toyotas with two hours to go before the checkered flag.
  • – Jose-María López left the medical center after carrying out the usual checks after the serious accident that caused the neutralization of the race.
  • – Glickenhaus Racing was penalized for an early overtake before the green flag restart, with Ryan Briscoe accelerating to pass the Corvette just before the start line.
  • – The Glickenhaus 007LMH is in third place, one lap behind the leader.

LMGTE Pro

  • – The exciting battle continues as the race resumes as Tommy Milner chases Kevin Estre’s #92 Porsche 911 RSR.
  • – Estre takes the initiative and takes control before Michael Christensen takes over to stabilize the lead.
  • – Gimmi Bruni and Richard Lietz’s #91 Porsche 911 RSR does the same, overtaking the struggling Corvette on worn tires just before the red flag.
  • – The difference between the Porsches is 15 seconds two hours from the end of the race.
  • – Nick Tandy takes the wheel of the No. 64 Corvette in the fifth hour to try to close the gap on the leading duo.
  • – The AF Corse Ferraris continue to occupy fourth and fifth position in LMGTE Pro with the #51 488 GTE Evo ahead of the #52.
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LMP2

  • – United Autosports USA’s #23 car takes the lead in LMP2 after Paul di Resta handed over to Oliver Jarvis.
  • – Jarvis is forced to defend his position when Rene Rast gets dangerously close during the sixth hour.
  • – Rast is 21 seconds behind Jarvis, but the two men have different tire strategies heading into the final two hours of the race.
  • – The #22 United Autosports driven by Phil Hanson is in third place but loses ground to Norman Nato and Real Team by WRT before moving up to fourth.
  • – Penske falls back in the pack after being penalized.

LMGTE Am

  • – Northwest AMR, with David Pittard at the wheel for its second stint, has a 32-second lead in the LMGTE Am class over the #56 Porsche Project 1 driven by Ben Barnicoat launched in pursuit of the Aston Martin Vantage, and well determined to fight for victory.
  • – TF Sport is back in the race, Florian Latorre is just eight seconds from second place.
  • – The #77 Porsche Dempsey Proton lost some momentum after a brief spin by Christian Ried in the fifth hour and was fourth in class with Sébastien Priaulx at the wheel.

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