FIA WEC GTE drivers performed well at the 12 Hours Sebring


The FIA WEC GTE stars performed very well in last weekend's 12 Hours of Sebring, home of the second round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Ferrari factory driver James Calado clinched a podium in the ultra competitive GTLM class with the Risi Competizione-run #62 Ferrari 488 GTE along with co-drivers Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella.

The Briton took the third place in the last lap of the race after a titanic battle with Ford's Richard Westbrook.


Stefan Mücke, Olivier Pla and Billy Johnson were fifth in class driving the #68 Ford GT from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing.

The car was crewed by the Ford WEC squad at Sebring and was among the strongest all-race long. All three drivers will be sharing the #66 Ford GT at the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Porsche GT Team's Frederic Makowiecki was sixth in GTLM driving the #911 Porsche 911 RSR. The French was fast at Sebring, along with co-drivers Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner, but unlucky too. A puncture in the closing stages of the race prevented Makowiecki and his team from fighting for
GTLM supremacy.


Two Porsche WEC GTE aces drove the sister #912 Porsche 911 RSR, Richard Lietz and Kevin Estre, with co-driver Laurens Vanthoor. They were fast in the Florida classic, but same with their team-mates on the #911 machine, they were really unlucky and ended up in seventh place in GTLM.

In the other classes, the WEC GTE drivers had mixed results despite showing some strong performances.

Pipo Derani, who will drive for Ford at Silverstone, Spa and Le Mans in FIA WEC, didn't finish the 12-hour race driving a Nissan DPi from Tequila Patron ESM.


Michael Christensen, a works Porsche driver in FIA WEC, was tenth in the GT Daytona class driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R from customer team Alegra Motorsports.

Photos: Ferrari / Ford / Porsche