Sebring 12 Hours next on United Autosports 2018 calendar

Sebring 12 Hours next on United Autosports 2018 calendar

12.03.2018: • United Autosports ready for second endurance race in the US • Hanson, Di Resta and Alex

•    United Autosports ready for second endurance race in the US

•    Hanson, Di Resta and Alex Brundle racing Ligier JS P217 at notoriously bumpy Sebring

•    Valuable knowledge gained at official Sebring Test last month


United Autosports make their way back to the United States this week as they prepare for the Mobil 1 Sebring 12 Hours in Florida.

Phil Hanson, Paul Di Resta and Alex Brundle, who stands in for Bruno Senna, will race the team’s Ligier JS P217 round the notoriously bumpy Sebring International Raceway on Saturday 17th March.

The 12 Hours of Sebring is the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and also the second round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

The 12-hour endurance race is the second race the European LMP3 Champions have contested in the US this year. They previously raced in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, finishing fourth with the #32 Ligier and drivers Will Owen, Hugo de Sadeleer, Bruno Senna and Paul Di Resta.

All three drivers took part in the official IMSA Sebring Test last month to gain valuable knowledge of the circuit. Alex Brundle tested the Ligier JS P217 for the first time as he returned to the team where he won the ELMS LMP3 Championship in 2016.

The Mobil 1 Sebring 12 Hours begins on Saturday 17th March at 10:40 (UK -4hrs). Viewers in the UK can watch the live stream on and follow live timing on

Phil Hanson, driver, United Autosports:

“I’m really looking forward to the race after a successful test. It’s my first 12-hour race so I’m looking forward to seeing what it brings. Like all endurance races, it’s as much about consistency and playing the long game than it is about pace.

Anything can happen but we are definitely in a strong position, with a strong line up and a more competitive car so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.”

Paul Di Resta, driver, United Autosports:

“It will be good to get back in the car after a productive few days at the test last month. It was nice to get to grips with the car again and I think we are in reasonably good shape. I think we can put together a good package together coming up.

I’m getting used to the bumps of Sebring, but it’s an old school, pure racing track that throws up some challenges and I think that’s what we have been focussing on to make sure that over the 12 hours we are in the best shape we can be and we will go from there. It will be nice to be back in the sunshine too.”

Alex Brundle, driver, United Autosports:

“United Autosports are a team I hold in very high regard, so I am looking forward to returning to arguably one of the world’s toughest endurance races with people I know well and trust.

Sebring is a tough challenge, with a brutal circuit and plenty of traffic but the charm of the place is undeniable. With the fun fan engagement and general craziness down at T10. I’m looking forward to going back.”

Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:

“We had a good test last month so I’m confident that we can continue that momentum into the race weekend. It’s great to have Alex back on board – he knows the team and how we work and has settled right back in again.”

Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:

“I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do at Sebring. We had a good test and it was good to welcome Alex back to the team. It’s a long race and anything can happen, so we just need to make sure we are still in the running with a few hours to go and see what happens.

We had a great result at Daytona and know we could have done better, so fingers crossed for another great result at Sebring.”


Charlotte Lumley- photo United Autosports


12.03.2018 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Mario Farnbacher aiming for third win in Sebring
From 14th – 17th March 2018, Mario Farnbacher will be competing in the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring race for the sixth time. The young man from Ansbach takes the wheel again for the Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian team and will weiter >>
Risi Competizione 12 Hours of Sebring 2018 preview
A Race Engineers' Perspective Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: Toni Vilander (FIN)                        & weiter >>
Twelve Hours of Sebring Entry List 2018
66th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of SebringPresented By Advance Auto PartsSebring International Raceway - Sebring, FloridaMarch 14 - March 17, 2018PROTOTYPE (P) (P) ENTRIES - 16E-20C Scott Sharp(P) USA Ryan weiter >>
Porsche quotes ahead of 12h Sebring 2018
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 2, 12 Hours of Sebring, USA   Pre-race quotesDr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars: “We didn’t start weiter >>
Porsche takes on the sports car classic in Florida as the record winner
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 2, 12 Hours of Sebring, USAThe 12 Hours of Sebring, the toughest and oldest sports car race in the USA, will be held for the 66th time on March 17th. Porsche has written motorsport history on the legendary weiter >>
IMSA Sebring Fan Fest March 13th
All roads will truly lead to the Sebring Circle Tuesday, March 13 when the inaugural IMSA Twelve Hour Fan Fest at Historic Downtown Sebring gets underway with the Outback Steakhouse Transporter Parade featuring more than 40 IMSA WeatherTech Championship teams.  The weiter >>
IWSC: BMW Team RLL attends test at the “Sebring International Raceway”.
Just three weeks ahead of the second race of the season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), the iconic 12 Hours of Sebring (USA), BMW Team RLL has been racking up more kilometres of testing with the new BMW M8 GTE. Over the course of five test sessions, two of w weiter >>
United Autosports enjoys positive Sebring official test
•    Over 1,000 trouble-free miles achieved over two days in relentless Florida heat•    Hanson & Di Resta acclimatise to a very different U.S. track compared to Daytona• &nb weiter >>
Craig Morgan Concert and Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Added to Race Weekend at Sebring International Raceway
The Alan Jay Automotive Network Presents Craig Morgan concert will be the highlight of Alan Jay Friday at Sebring International Raceway March 16.  The country music star, whose 25 Billboard hits include "That’s What I Love About Sunday," "Intern weiter >>
Paul di Resta joins United Autosports for Sebring 12 Hours and Watkins Glen
•    Di Resta rejoins United Autosports after Daytona sports car debut•    Former DTM Champion will race Ligier JS P217 with Phil Hanson and Bruno Senna•    All three drivers to take part in the official Sebring test on 22-23 February weiter >>
Long and Casey take first TCR win for Compass Racing in Daytona
IMSA Continental Tire Spotscar ChallengeLast Friday the TCR class made its official debut in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportcar Challenge and Compass Racing’s Tom Long and Britt Casey Jr. took the first victory in the 4-hour BMW End weiter >>
AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports finish Twelfth at the Rolex 24 Daytona
AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports proved their potential as a fighting team over the weekend by completing their first race ever, the Rolex 24 at Daytona in twelfth place. In what was an untypically calm race for the majority of the competitors, the drivers and crew of the #52 weiter >>
3GT Racing's Season Opens with Top 10 Final at Rolex 24h Daytona
The No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3, with driver Jack Hawksworth at the wheel, finished P9 at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The No. 14 finished P15, with new driver Kyle Marcelli taking the car over the finish line.Hawksworth, who had qualified the car and began the r weiter >>
Will Owen Finishes Fourth at Rolex 24 Debut
'Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona was an awesome, challenging, and rewarding experience.  At some points during testing we were not feeling very confident for the race, but the combination of our crew's hard work and reliable car made it possible to finish in the top five!  weiter >>
Paul Miller Racing Rebounds from Rebuild to Score Rolex 24 Podium
While the Rolex 24 at Daytona never fails to provide excitement and hardships, Paul Miller Racing experienced both ends of the spectrum this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. After a challenging week leading up to the main event, and weiter >>
Amazing podium for Andrea Caldarelli in Daytona
Andrea Caldarelli opening season began with an incredible podium in Daytona. The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Champion took third slot on the podium in the Rolex 24 Hours, traditional first event in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The weiter >>
Luca Stolz mit starker Vorstellung bei den 24 Stunden von Daytona
Mit dem 24-Stunden-Rennen von Daytona stand für Luca Stolz am vergangenen Wochenende bereits das nächste große Saisonhighlight auf dem Programm. Beim wohl bedeutendsten Langstreckenrennen in den USA konnte sich der 22-jährige Brachbacher mit dem weiter >>
Technische Probleme verhindern Top-Platzierung in Daytona
Bei seiner Premiere beim 24-Stunden-Rennen in Daytona blieb die starke Leistung von Philipp Frommenwiler unbelohnt. Nach zwischenzeitlicher Führung in der GTD-Klasse warf ein technischer Defekt am Lexus RC F GT3 das Team ans Ende des Feldes zurück. Dank einer fehlerfreien Aufholjagd gelang es dem Lexus-Piloten und der Mannschaft von 3GT Racing, sich auf Position 15 zurückzukä weiter >>
Mustang Sampling Racing Wins Rolex 24 At Daytona
Launches 2018 North American Endurance Cup Championship Campaign with victory  •    3rd Rolex 24 victory for Barbosa (2010, 2014, 2018) and Fittipaldi (2004, 2014, 2018)•    2nd Rolex 24 vi weiter >>
Fernando Alonso quote after 24h Daytona race
Fernando Alonso, driver car #23, United Autosports:“I have a positive feeling about this weekend’s race and the whole event, I really did enjoy this a lot. I love driving and doing this for eight or nine hours in a race is great weiter >>
Risi Competizione post 24h Daytona race
56TH ANNUAL ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONARisi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: Toni Vilander (FIN)                           &n weiter >>
IMSA: A promising season opener for Mercedes-AMG at Daytona
Customer Racing: Rolex 24 At DaytonaThe 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship gets off to a successful start for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport: in the ‘Rolex 24 At Daytona’, the Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports secured fourth plac weiter >>
No 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPI wins Rolex 24 at Daytona with a record distance
At 14:40 local time, the chequered flag waved the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi across the finish line, confirming Filipe Albuquerque, João Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi as winners of the 2018 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA. The No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing took victory weiter >>
United Autosports vows to return to Daytona after making mark on full Rolex 24 debut
•    Minor but time costly issues deprive both cars likely podium race finishes  •    Both Ligiers lead despite six of seven driver squad entering maiden Rolex   •    Massive six-week team effort 4,000-miles from home almost gets rostrum reward     weiter >>
A Ligier JS P217 finishes just shy of the podium in the Daytona 24 Hours
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – Daytona 24 Hours, 25-28 January 2018After finishing in the top 5 (fourth in LM P2) on their first outing in the Le Mans 24 Hours last June, United Autosports repeated this feat on their debut in the Dayto weiter >>
Lamborghini wins the Daytona 24 hours
After 24 hours and 750 laps, the #11 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracán GT3 conquers the 56th edition of the famous endurance race at the Daytona International Speedway.The Austrian team, winner of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series, dominated the G weiter >>
Best Porsche 911 RSR sixth at anniversary race in Daytona
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 1, 24 Hours of Daytona, USAFifty years after Porsche’s first overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Porsche GT Team fielded two 911 RSR this weekend at the long distance classic in Florida. weiter >>
BMW M8 GTE masters debut race in Daytona.
The racing career of the new BMW M8 GTE officially kicked off at the season opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona (USA) this weekend. At the Daytona International Speedway, Jesse Krohn (FIN), John Edwards (USA), Nick Catsburg (NED) and Augusto Farfu weiter >>
Frustrating Daytona weekend for Mario Farnbacher
Mario Farnbacher's 2018 season got off to a frustrating start at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Making his debut in the #93 Acura NSX GT3 for the Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian team, the 25-year-old German showed strong pace throughout the first round of the North American weiter >>


© 2001-2017 full copyright