Lopez tops day 1 for WEC at Sebring + Paul Foster’s gallery


The FIA WEC is back on track this weekend with the 1000 Miles of Sebring, with the race being run after the 12 Hours of Sebring for the IMSA Series. In the opening practice sessions, Jose-Maria Lopez set the best time of 1m41.730s on first flying lap of session to ensure No.7 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID tops times in FP2.

He beat of the No.8 Toyota. The fastest of the non-hybrid cars was SMP Racing outpace Rebellion Racing as No.17 car places third with Frenchman Stephane Sarrazin peaks with a 1m43.009 to get within 0.5s of No.8 Toyota.

In LMGTE PRO, Alex Lynn kept the Aston Martin on top with a fastest lap of 1m57.792s in No.97 Aston Martin Racing.  Lynn just 0.033s ahead of No.67 Ford GT which sees Harry Tincknell set second fastest time.

Stephane Richelmi posted the fastest LMP2 time with a  1m47.716s lap in No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing car. Second in class was the No.36 Signatech Alpine Matmut entry with Nicolas Lapierre ahead of the TDS Racing again place third with Matthieu Vaxiviere.

Finally in GTE AM, Gulf Racing’s Ben Barker set the fastest with a 1m59.327 ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella in the Spirit of Race Ferrari.  

Full results can be found here.

Paul Foster was on the scene to catch the action.

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