Circuit Sebring International Raceway
Date 15.03.2014
Laps 291
Distance 1.751,139 km / 1.088,340 miles
No Driver Ferrari S/N Team Result
Gianluca Roda
Paolo Ruberti
Mirko Venturi
458 Italia GT3
F 142 GT xxxx
Spirit of Race
40. overall / 14. in class GTD
51 Matt Griffin
Marco Cioci
Michele Rugolo
Jack Gerber
458 Italia GT3 F 142 GT xxxx Spirit of Race 39. overall / 13. in class GTD
Tracy Krohn
Niclas Jönsson
Andrea Bertolini
458 Italia GT2
F 142 GT xxxx
Krohn Racing
15. overall / 4. in class GTLM
62 Matteo Malucelli
Giancarlo Fisichella
Gianmaria Bruni
458 Italia GT2 F 142 GT xxxx Risi Competizione 58. overall / 11. in class GTLM / retired / accident
63 Alessandro Balzan
Jeff Westphal
Kyle Marcelli
Lorenzo Case
458 Italia GT3 F 142 GT xxxx Scuderia Corsa 45. overall / 18. in class GTD / retired
555 Bill Sweedler
Townsend Bell
Maurizio Mediani
Jeff Segal
458 Italia GT3
F 142 GT xxxx Level 5 Motorsports 24. overall / 2. in class GTD


So close for the AIM Motorsport Ferrari

Posted: 16.03.2014
Source: Ferrari

Sebring, 16 March –The AIM Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia number 555, came so close, finishing second in the 62nd Sebring 12 Hours in the GT-D class. The car, driven by the winners of the Daytona 24 Hours, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal and Bill Sweedler, this time joined by Maurizio Mediani, finished just 1.864 down on the Magnus Racing Porsche driven by John Potter, Andy Lally and Marco Seefried after a race-long duel.

The other Ferraris did less well: 13th place for the number 51 car entered by Spirit of the Race in the hands of Matt Griffin, Jack Gerber, Marco Cioci and Michele Rugolo, which finished ahead of its sister car number, crewed by Gianluca Roda, Paolo Ruberti and Mirko Venturi. Things were worse still for the Scuderia Corsa car (Lorenzo Casé, Kyle Marcelli, Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal) which had been fighting at the front in the first half of the race.

In the GT-LM category, after the Risi Competizione 458 had been knocked out when Matteo Malucelli had an accident, the only other Ferrari, the Krohn Racing car driven by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Andrea Bertolini, finished fourth 15 seconds behind the winning Porsche of Patrick Long, Michael Christensen and Jorg Bergmeister.

The outright race winner was the Riley entered by the Chip Ganassi team and driven by veteran Scott Pruett, his fellow American Memo Rojas and the Scotsman Marino Franchitti.


Sebring 12 Hours – Race stopped after 4 hours. Bruni and Fisichella out, Balzan second

Posted: 15.03.2014
Source: Ferrari

Sebring, 15 March – Just over four hours after the start, the Sebring 12 Hours has been halted due to a terrible accident, fortunately without serious consequences, that involved the cars of David Ostella and Frankie Montecalvo. Debris on the track has caused the race directors to interrupt the race, which will get going again soon with 7 hours and 45 minutes still to run.
The first four hours saw a wide range of incidents and for Ferrari there has been a big disappointment. The great work carried out by the men of the Risi Competizione team to get the 458 Italia number 62 onto the track turned out to be in vain thanks to an accident that saw Matteo Malucelli come into contact with an opponent and go out. In the same category only the Ferrari 458 Italia of Krohn Racing still remains in action, holding eighth place.
In the GT-D series the number 63 car of Scuderia Corse is, by contrast, in second place thanks to a great performance by Alessandro Balzan. The first of the two cars run by the Spirit of the Race team (driven by Paolo Ruberti) is fifth while eighth place is being held by car number 555 of the team AIM Motorsport in the hands of Daytona winners Bell, Sweedler and Segal.


Sebring: Bruni, Fisichella and Malucelli seventh on the grid

Posted: 15.03.2014
Source: Ferrari

Sebring, 15 March – This afternoon (Central European Time) sees the start of the 62nd Sebring 12 Hours. There are six Ferraris entered and they had varying degrees of success in qualifying. The best 458 Italia overall was the Risi Competizione car which will start from seventh in the GT Le Mans category. After the terrible accident in the Daytona 24 Hours, it was good to see that Risi Competizione had shown their usual determination in getting back on track. They were faced with some extra work due to a problem that arose on the car shortly before qualifying. Seventh place for Gianmaria Bruni, Matteo Malucelli and Giancarlo Fisichella therefore had a special significance. In the same category, there was an 11th place for the Krohn Racing 458 Italia, crewed by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Andrea Bertolini.

In the GT Daytona category, there are four more 458 Italia entered and the best result came from the Scuderia Corsa car, with Lorenzo Casé, Kyle Marcelli, Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal taking fifth on the grid. AIM Motorsport’s 555 car was eighth in the hands of Daytona winners Townsend Bell, Bill Sweedler and Jeff Segal, joined by Maurizio Mediani. The first of the two Spirit of the Race cars will start from 14th driven by Gianluca Roda, Paolo Ruberti and Mirko Venturi. It’s sister car is 23rd with a crew of Marco Cioci, Matt Griffin, Michele Rugolo and Jack Gerber.

The outright pole went to the Chevrolet Corvette prototype, entered by Action Express Racing for Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais.


Six Ferraris at the Sebring 12 Hours

Posted: 14.03.2014
Source: Ferrari

Sebring, 14 March- Ferrari’s 60th anniversary year in North America began in the best way possible with a victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the GT-Daytona class.  At this weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring, the second round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (USCC), Ferrari North America is aiming to continue the celebration as several Ferrari 458 Italia’s will be aiming for victory in both the GT-LeMans and GT-Daytona class. Since the race’s first running in 1952, Ferraris have visited victory lane at Sebring a total of 33 times. The list of drivers reads like a who’s who of endurance racing legends, including racing icons Phil Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx and Mario Andretti. This weekend, there will be six Ferraris looking to add to that tally. Risi Competizione has scored three of those victories, but simply arriving at Sebring will also be a victory for Giuseppe Risi’s team. Forced to build an entirely new car after a massive incident during the third hour at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the team has rebounded and returned to the track with a new no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia for drivers Matteo Malucelli, Giancarlo Fisichella and Gianmaria Bruni. The GT-Daytona class will feature five Ferraris, led by the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia of 2013 Grand-Am GT champion Alessandro Balzan, Jeff Westphal, Lorenzo Case  and newcomer Kyle Marcelli. The Scuderia Corsa Ferrari led the GT-D class throughout the first half of the race before an errant backmarker sent the Ferrari behind the wall for repairs. Rolex 24 at Daytona GT-D winners Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell will be with a new team, as they have moved to the no. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia for the remainder of the season. For Sebring, the duo will be joined by Maurizio Mediani and Jeff Segal, who partnered with them to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Two additional Ferraris from Spirit of Race will be entered in the GT-D class. The no. 49 Spirit of Race Ferrari 458 Italia will be driven by Gianluca Roda, Paolo Ruberti and Mirko Venturi while the no. 51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 458 Italia will be driven by Matt Griffin, Marco Cioci, Michele Rugolo and Jack Gerber. The Krohn Racing team, which scored a class victory at Sebring in 2011, will compete in the GT-LM class in the no. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari 458 Italia with drivers Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Andrea Bertolini. The 12 Hours of Sebring will be shown live on Fox Sports 1 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET, with the balance of the race shown live on