Sebring Hour 4: Cadillac 1-2 at the 1/3 mark

#5 Cadillac still leads
#5 Cadillac still leads at the 1/3 mark

Filipe Albuquerque holds a comfortable lead over Jordan Taylor after four hours in the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R has turned the race into a borefest, with the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac moving up into second after a fierce duel between Alex Lynn and Chris Miller in the third place No. 85 Oreca 07 Gibson for JDC-Miller Motorsports.

Only the top three cars remain on the lead lap in the Prototype class, with the No. 13 Rebellion Racing Oreca, the fastest car in the race, running fourth two laps behind the leaders and the No. 22 ESM Nissan Onroak DPi in fifth two laps off the pace.

Richard Westbrook leads a Ford GT 1-2 in GT Le Mans ahead of IndyCar ace Sebastien Bourdais. The front-running No. 67 entry is on a slightly different fuel strategy than the rest of the GTLM front runners, as Bourdais in the No. 66 is the real leader.

The #33 Mercedes leads GTD
The #33 Mercedes leads GTD

Riley Team AMG continues to lead in GT Daytona with Jeroen Bleekemolen holding down the top spot over Alessandro Balzan in the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 for Scuderia Corsa.

The defending GTLM class-winning No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R has been forced to retire after encountering overheating issues. The front engine Corvette is simply no longer a match for the rear engine Ford, Ferrari and Porsche.

Problems also arose for two Prototype teams, as the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P of Spencer Pigot which was pulled into the garage after a lengthy pit stop that saw the team spend significant time under the engine cowling.

Hour 4 Standings

Pos CL PiC Current Driver No./Make Laps Behind Best Lap
1 P 1 Filipe Albuquerque #5 Cadillac DPi 116 –.— 01:50.5
2 P 2 Jordan Taylor #10 Cadillac DPi 116 40.037 01:50.7
3 P 3 Chris Miller #85 ORECA 116 85.509 01:51.0
4 P 4 Sebastien Buemi #13 ORECA 114 2 laps 01:50.2
5 P 5 Bruno Senna #22 Nissan DPi 114 2 laps 01:51.0
6 PC 1 Kyle Masson #38 ORECA FLM09 112 4 laps 01:55.0
7 P 6 Michael Conway #31 Cadillac DPi 112 4 laps 01:49.6
8 PC 2 Maxwell Hanratty #8 ORECA FLM09 112 4 laps 01:56.3
9 GTLM 1 Richard Westbrook #67 Ford GTM 111 5 laps 01:58.1
10 GTLM 2 Sebastien Bourdais #66 Ford GTM 111 5 laps 01:58.2
11 GTLM 3 Mike Rockenfeller #3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.RM 111 5 laps 01:58.3
12 GTLM 4 Olivier Pla #68 Ford GTM 111 5 laps 01:57.9
13 GTLM 5 Giancarlo Fisichella #62 Ferrari 488 GTEM 111 5 laps 01:58.7
14 GTLM 6 Patrick Pilet #911 Porsche 911 RSRM 110 6 laps 01:58.6
15 GTLM 7 Kevin Estre #912 Porsche 911 RSRM 110 6 laps 01:58.5
16 GTLM 8 Kuno Wittmer #25 BMW M6 110 6 laps 01:58.9
17 PC 3 Colin Thompson #26 ORECA FLM09 109 7 laps 01:55.6
18 GTD 1 Jeroen Bleekemolen #33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 108 8 laps 02:01.6
19 GTD 2 Alessandro Balzan #63 Ferrari 488 GT3 108 8 laps 02:01.8
20 GTD 3 Shane Van Gisbergen #50 Mercedes-AMG GT3 108 8 laps 02:01.9
21 GTD 4 Andy Lally #93 Acura NSX GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.9
22 GTD 5 Richard Antinucci #11 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.3
23 GTD 6 Jules Gounon #29 Audi R8 LMS GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.1
24 GTD 7 Jack Hawksworth #15 Lexus RCF GT3 107 9 laps 02:01.7
25 GTD 8 Sage Karam #14 Lexus RCF GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.6
26 GTD 9 Madison Snow #48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.4
27 GTD 10 Patrick Lindsey #73 Porsche 911 GT3 R 107 9 laps 02:03.0
28 GTD 11 Jeroen Mul #16 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.2
29 GTD 12 Justin Marks #96 BMW M6 GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.3
30 GTD 13 Spencer Pumpelly #28 Porsche 911 GT3 R 107 9 laps 02:02.7
31 GTD 14 Frank Montecalvo #23 Audi R8 LMS GT3 107 9 laps 02:03.4
32 GTD 15 Boris Said #75 Mercedes-AMG GT3 107 9 laps 02:02.0
33 GTD 16 Tom Dyer #86 Acura NSX GT3 106 10 laps 02:03.1
34 GTD 17 Andrew Davis #57 Audi R8 LMS GT3 106 10 laps 02:02.4
35 GTD 18 Michele Beretta #46 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 106 10 laps 02:02.4
36 GTD 19 Luca Persiani #27 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 106 10 laps 02:02.3
37 GTD 20 Nic Jonsson #54 Porsche 911 GT3 R 105 11 laps 02:03.2
38 GTD 21 Emmanuel Anassis #18 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 104 12 laps 02:04.5
39 GTLM 9 John Edwards #24 BMW M6 102 14 laps 01:59.1
40 PC 4 Daniel Burkett #20 ORECA FLM09 96 20 laps 01:57.6
41 P 7 Marc Goossens #90 Multimatic/Riley 92 24 laps 01:51.2
42 P 8 Tristan Nunez #55 Mazda DPi 90 26 laps 01:52.3
43 P 9 Tom Kimber Smith #52 Ligier 89 27 laps 01:50.8
44 P 10 Marino Franchitti #70 Mazda DPi 75 41 laps 01:52.1
45 GTLM 10 Tommy Milner #4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.RM 42 74 laps 01:58.2
46 P 11 Luis Felipe Derani #2 Nissan DPi 27 89 laps 01:51.1

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