[VIDEO] Mobil 1 The Grid Recaps Corvette Racing’s Efforts at Sebring


[VIDEO] Mobil 1 The Grid Recaps Corvette Racing's Efforts at Sebring

Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Sebring International Raceway is one of those tracks where a racing team can think that everything is going their way, just to have it snatched away.

Both Corvette C8.Rs faced both triumph and turmoil during the Twelve Hours of Sebring back in March, and Mobil 1 the Grid is here to show us how it all went downhill for Corvette Racing. Despite holding the lead in the final minutes of the 12-hour race, the team’s two C8.Rs would finish at the bottom of the GTLM class.

After winning the IMSA season opener at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Corvette Racing was off to a flying start for the 69th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring. They planted the #3 Corvette C8.R on pole for the race, but in the final 10 minutes… disaster struck.

They celebrated their 25-year partnership with Mobil 1 by dedicating full Mobil 1 liveries for the weekend. The stunning red, white, and silver cars hammered the bumps of Sebring showing they were a force to be reckoned with. However, in the last 10 minutes, the BMW of Connor De Phillippi for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing collided with the leading Corvette of Antonio Garcia – handing over GTLM victory to Mathieu Jaminet and the WeatherTech Racing Porsche team.

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  1. Still, as of today, we see no significant and appropriate disciplinary action by IMSA directed at DePhillippi/#25 BMW for his closing laps punt of Antonio/#3 Corvette.
    And presumably we won’t.

    Good to see Doug back and involved with CR. No disrespect toward Klauser, but how GM/Chev handled Doug’s ouster was appalling and inexcusable. And I presume GM/Chev read all the Corvette Blogger comments and realized their blunder…..duh!

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