2008 12 Hours of Sebring

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The 2008 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida was the 56th running of this event and the opening round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Sebring International Raceway, Florida on March 15, 2008. Porsche was able to defeat Audi, marking the first loss for Audi at Sebring since 1999, while Porsche marks its first overall win at Sebring since 1988, the 20th anniversary since its last win.

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The Porsche's win was also the first time in 14 years that the non-premier class of the race won the 12 Hours of Sebring overall, and the third time in history; it was also the first time an LMP2 car won the 12 Hours of Sebring since the race has become a part of the ALMS. The last time that the non-premier class won overall in Sebring was 1994, when Clayton Cunningham Racing, participating in the 1994 IMSA GT Championship season as a GTS-class entry, defeated the flagship World Sports Cars in a Nissan 300ZX.

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Race results

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC). [1]

PosClassNoTeamDriversChassisTireLaps
Engine
1LMP27 Flag of the United States.svg Penske Racing Flag of Germany.svg Timo Bernhard
Flag of France.svg Romain Dumas
Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Collard
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 351
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
2LMP220 Flag of the United States.svg Dyson Racing Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Marino Franchitti
Flag of the United States.svg Andy Lally
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 351
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
3LMP11 Flag of the United States.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Allan McNish
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI M 351
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
4LMP216 Flag of the United States.svg Dyson Racing Flag of the United States.svg Chris Dyson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Smith
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 350
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
5LMP29 Flag of the United States.svg Patrón Highcroft Racing Flag of the United States.svg Scott Sharp
Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Brabham
Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Johansson
Acura ARX-01B M 349
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
6LMP12 Flag of the United States.svg Audi Sport North America Flag of Germany.svg Marco Werner
Flag of Germany.svg Lucas Luhr
Flag of Germany.svg Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 TDI M 333
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
7LMP227 Flag of Switzerland.svg Horag Lista Racing Flag of Switzerland.svg Fredy Lienhard
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Didier Theys
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 333
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8GT13 Flag of the United States.svg Corvette Racing Flag of the United States.svg Johnny O'Connell
Flag of Denmark.svg Jan Magnussen
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 328
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
9LMP137 Flag of the United States.svg Intersport Racing Flag of the United States.svg Jon Field
Flag of the United States.svg Clint Field
Flag of the United States.svg Richard Berry
Lola B06/10 D 327
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
(E85 ethanol)
10GT14 Flag of the United States.svg Corvette Racing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oliver Gavin
Flag of Monaco.svg Olivier Beretta
Flag of Italy.svg Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 320
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
11LMP107 Flag of France.svg Peugeot Sport Total Flag of France.svg Nicolas Minassian
Flag of France.svg Stéphane Sarrazin
Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 318
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
12GT245 Flag of the United States.svg Flying Lizard Motorsports Flag of Germany.svg Jörg Bergmeister
Flag of Germany.svg Wolf Henzler
Flag of Germany.svg Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 314
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
13GT244 Flag of the United States.svg Flying Lizard Motorsports 44 Flag of the United States.svg Darren Law
Flag of the United States.svg Seth Neiman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 311
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
14GT261 Flag of the United States.svg Risi Competizione
Flag of the United States.svg Krohn Racing
Flag of the United States.svg Tracy Krohn
Flag of Sweden.svg Niclas Jönsson
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eric van de Poele
Ferrari F430GT M 308
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
15GT273 Flag of the United States.svg Tafel Racing Flag of the United States.svg Jim Tafel
Flag of Germany.svg Pierre Ehret
Flag of Denmark.svg Allan Simonsen
Ferrari F430GT M 305
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
16GT1008 Flag of the United States.svg Bell Motorsports Flag of the United States.svg Terry Borcheller
Flag of the United States.svg Chapman Ducote
Flag of Spain.svg Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 D 299
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
17GT211 Flag of the United States.svg Primetime Race Group Flag of the United States.svg Joel Feinberg
Flag of the United States.svg Chris Hall
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe M 295
Dodge 8.3 L V10
18
DNF
LMP226 Flag of the United States.svg Andretti Green Racing Flag of the United States.svg Marco Andretti
Flag of the United States.svg Bryan Herta
Flag of Brazil.svg Christian Fittipaldi
Acura ARX-01B M 287
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
19GT25 Flag of Germany.svg VICI Racing Flag of Germany.svg Uwe Alzen
Flag of the United States.svg Craig Stanton
Flag of the United States.svg Nathan Swartzbaugh
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR K 286
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20GT271 Flag of the United States.svg Tafel Racing Flag of Germany.svg Dominik Farnbacher
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rob Bell
Ferrari F430GT M 280
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
21GT246 Flag of the United States.svg Flying Lizard Motorsports Flag of the United States.svg Johannes van Overbeek
Flag of France.svg Patrick Pilet
Flag of Austria.svg Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 280
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
22
DNF
LMP112 Flag of the United States.svg Autocon Motorsports Flag of the United States.svg Chris McMurry
Flag of the United States.svg Bryan Willman
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Tony Burgess
Creation CA07 D 250
Judd GV5 5.0 L V10
23
DNF
GT221 Flag of the United States.svg Panoz Team PTG Flag of the United States.svg Joey Hand
Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Milner
Flag of the United States.svg Tom Sutherland
Panoz Esperante GT-LM Y 200
Ford (Élan) 5.0 L V8
24
DNF
GT240 Flag of the United States.svg Robertson Racing Flag of the United States.svg David Robertson
Flag of the United States.svg Andrea Robertson
Flag of the United States.svg David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk.VII D 186
Ford 5.0 L V8
25
DNF
GT277 Flag of Slovakia.svg Autoracing Club Bratislava Flag of Slovakia.svg Miro Konopka
Flag of Slovakia.svg Miro Hornak
Flag of Italy.svg Mauro Casadei
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 173
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
26
DNF
GT262 Flag of the United States.svg Risi Competizione Flag of Brazil.svg Jaime Melo
Flag of Finland.svg Mika Salo
Flag of Italy.svg Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT M 137
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
27
DNF
GT287 Flag of the United States.svg Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Flag of Germany.svg Marc Basseng
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Werner
Flag of the United States.svg Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 136
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28
DNF
GT228 Flag of the United States.svg LG Motorsports Flag of the United States.svg Lou Gigliotti
Flag of the United States.svg Doug Peterson
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Marc Goossens
Chevrolet Corvette C6 K 99
Chevrolet LS3 6.0 L V8
29
DNF
LMP232 Flag of France.svg Barazi-Epsilon Flag of Denmark.svg Juan Barazi
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michael Vergers
Flag of France.svg Jean-Christophe Ravier
Zytek 07S/2 M 88
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
30
DNF
GT2007 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Drayson-Barwell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul Drayson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jonny Cocker
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Sugden
Aston Martin DBRS9 D 70
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
(E85 ethanol)
31
DNF
LMP26 Flag of the United States.svg Penske Racing Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Long
Flag of Germany.svg Sascha Maassen
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan Briscoe
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 29
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
DSQLMP215 Flag of Mexico.svg Lowe's Fernández Racing Flag of Mexico.svg Adrian Fernández
Flag of Mexico.svg Luis Diaz
Acura ARX-01B M 351
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
DNSLMP28 Flag of the United States.svg B-K Motorsports Flag of the United States.svg Gerardo Bonilla
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Devlin
Flag of Brazil.svg Raphael Matos
Lola B07/46 Y -
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(E85 ethanol)
DNSGT248 Flag of the United States.svg Corsa Motorsport Flag of the United States.svg Gunnar Jeannette
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Mowlem
Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Kelleners
Ferrari F430GT H -
Ferrari 4.0 L V8

† - #15 Fernández Racing was disqualified from the race results after the car failed post-race inspection. The car's airbox was found to have been broken, allowing an excess of air into the engine. [2]

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