12 Hours of Sebring Hour 1: Wet start

Derani leads in the #31 (photo taken Friday)
Derani leads in the #31 (photo taken Friday)

The 12 Hours of Sebring started behind the pace car because a heavy rain showers that hit the Sebring, Florida airport circuit all morning.

The first 40 minutes ran under the yellow behind the pace car but when the green flag dropped on the still wet track the the #5 Cadillac and #31 Cadillac blew off the pole winning #6 Penske Acura like it was standing still. The traction control of the Cadillac is said to be a better system than the Acuras.

How slow are the Acuras? In the wet they were losing 15 seconds per lap to the Cadillacs and were lapped in the first 20 minutes of green flag running. The LMP2 and GTLM cars blew them off as well. If it stays wet much longer their race will essentially be over.

In GTLM the #67 Ganassi Ford GT is struggling to hold off the #25 Rahal BMW.

Hour 1 Standings

Pos Class PIC Current Driver No./MFG Laps Behind
1 DPI 1 Pipo Derani #31 Cadillac 20 –.—
2 DPI 2 Filipe Albuquerque #5 Cadillac 20 5.237s
3 DPI 3 Tristan Nunez #77 Mazda 20 26.747s
4 DPI 4 Jonathan Bomarito #55 Mazda 20 41.656s
5 DPI 5 Simon Trummer #84 Cadillac 20 45.667s
6 DPI 6 Tristan Vautier #85 Cadillac 20 49.337s
7 LMP2 1 Kyle Masson #38 Oreca 19 1 Lap
8 GTLM 1 Richard Westbrook #67 Ford GTM 19 1 Lap
9 GTLM 2 Tom Blomqvist #25 BMW M8 GTEM 19 1 Lap
10 DPI 7 Will Owen #50 Cadillac 19 1 Lap
11 GTLM 3 Dirk Mueller #66 Ford GTM 19 1 Lap
12 GTLM 4 Jesse Krohn #24 BMW M8 GTEM 19 1 Lap
13 GTLM 5 Antonio Garcia #3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.RIM 19 1 Lap
14 GTLM 6 Tommy Milner #4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rim 19 1 Lap
15 GTD 1 Zacharie Robichon #9 Porsche 911 Gt3 Rim 19 1 Lap
16 GTD 2 Trent Hindman #86 Acura NSX GT3 19 1 Lap
17 DPI 8 Jordan Taylor #10 Cadillac 19 1 Lap
18 LMP2 2 Matthew McMurry #52 Oreca 19 1 Lap
19 GTD 3 Christina Nielsen #57 Acura NSX GT3 19 1 Lap
20 DPI 9 Helio Castroneves #7 Acura 19 1 Lap
21 GTD 4 Robby Foley #96 BMW M6 GT3 19 1 Lap
22 GTD 5 Ezequiel Perez Companc #8 Audi R8 Lms GT3 19 1 Lap
23 GTD 6 Ben Keating #33 Mercedes-Amg GT3 19 1 Lap
24 GTD 7 Cooper Macneil #63 Ferrari 488 GT3 19 1 Lap
25 GTD 8 Jc Perez #71 Mercedes-Amg GT3 19 1 Lap
26 DPI 10 Dane Cameron #6 Acura 19 1 Lap
27 GTD 9 Nicholas Boulle #73 Porsche 911 Gt3 Rim 19 1 Lap
28 GTD 10 John Potter #44 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 19 1 Lap
29 DPI 11 Jonathan Bennett #54 Nissan 19 1 Lap
30 GTD 11 Frank Montecalvo #12 Lexus Rc F GT3 19 1 Lap
31 GTD 12 Richard Heistand #14 Lexus Rc F GT3 19 1 Lap
32 GTD 13 Rolf Ineichen #11 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 18 2 Laps
33 GTD 14 Will Hardeman #19 Audi R8 Lms GT3 18 2 Laps
34 GTD 15 Ryan Hardwick #48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 18 2 Laps
35 GTLM 7 Laurens Vanthoor #912 Porsche 911 RSR 18 2 Laps
36 GTLM 8 Patrick Pilet #911 Porsche 911 RSR 18 2 Laps
37 GTD 16 Daniel Morad #29 Audi R8 Lms GT3 18 2 Laps

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