Alonso sets fastest ever lap of Sebring track to take pole
An enthralling Qualifying session at Sebring has seen Fernando Alonso clock the fastest ever lap at Sebring, giving Toyota the front row for the 1000 Miles of Sebring. Porsche will start from pole in both GTE classes. Read the main headlines below.
• No.8 Toyota Gazoo Racing pairing of Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima claim pole position for tomorrow’s 1000 Miles of Sebring
• Alonso sets a sensational fastest ever lap of Sebring with a 1m40.124s best and pairs’ average 1m40.318s
• Toyota lock out front row as No.7 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID driven by Mike Conway and Jose-Maria Lopez average of 1m.40.803s which is 0.4s adrift of No.8 pole setting crew
• Lopez runs wide on push lap and loses significant time
• Fastest non-Hybrid honours falls to No.17 SMP Racing duo of Egor Orudzhev and Stephane Sarrazin
• LMGTE Pro class pole falls to Porsche GT Team as Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen take first pole position of the Super Season
• French/Danish duo set average of 1m57.500s to head Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team pair of Ford GTs
• No.67 car driven by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell head sister Ford GT of Stefan Mucke and Olivier Pla by just 0.1s
• LMP2 sees pole position sealed by No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing pairing of Stephane Richelmi and Gabriel Aubry
• They celebrate second pole position of Super Season with an average of 1m47.558s
• Jackie Chan DC Racing claim 1-2 as No.37 car places second
• Third in class is the No.36 Signatech Alpine Matmut car driven by Nicolas Lapierre and Pierre Thiriet
• The No.77 Porsche of the Patrick Dempsey-owned Dempsey Proton team grabs a 'home' pole in LMGTE Am class as Christian Ried and Matt Campbell combine to set average of 1m59.790s
• Campbell sets best overall class lap of 1m58.411s
• Team Project 1 will start second after fighting back from testing fire
• No.98 Aston Martin Racing car driven by Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana place third as team complete repairs after FP3 accident
• LMGTE session stopped after 13 minutes after Luis-Perez Companc suffers large accident in Clearwater Ferrari at Turn 7. Driver emerges unscathed.
Full results can be found HERE. Tomorrow’s 1000 Miles of Sebring will begin at 4:00 pm local time, with a pre-race grid open to all fans.