CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: By the Numbers
DETROIT (March 12, 2018) – It may not have been the first track on
which Corvette Racing competed, but there is no doubting the impact the
team has made on Sebring International Raceway – and the Mobil 1 Twelve
Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts – during the past 19
It’s fitting that as Corvette Racing continues with its
20th season of competition that we look at a venue that has been
synonymous with the team’s success since the last 1990s. No track in
America has seen Corvette Racing pile up the mileage and honors than
Sebring. Here are a few to digest ahead of America’s oldest sports car
1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing and Chevrolet.
3: Consecutive wins for Corvette Racing heading into the 2018 Sebring
race. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen/Ryan Briscoe won in 2015, Oliver
Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler in 2016, and Garcia/Magnussen/Mike
Rockenfeller in 2017.
3: Tracks where Corvette Racing has competed in each of its previous 19 years: Sebring, Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta
4: GT class pole positions at Sebring for Oliver Gavin and Ron Fellows, tied for most in event history.
8: Sebring victories – a race record – for Johnny O’Connell, a Sebring
Hall of Famer who drove for Corvette Racing from 2001-10. It includes
one overall and seven class wins.
8: As in Chevrolet’s small-block
V8. More than 100 million units have been sold worldwide and is the most
successful engine in American motorsports.
11: Number of Sebring
victories for Corvette Racing. It’s tied with Canadian Tire Motorsport
Park for the most at any venue in team history.
12: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001
15: Number of GTLM wins for Corvette Racing since the start of 2014.
That is the most of any manufacturer and team in the category.
Starts at Sebring for defending GTLM race and Driver Champion Jan
Magnussen. He will tie Johnny O’Connell’s record for consecutive Sebring
starts in 2018.
21: Tracks at which Corvette Racing has won races –
Baltimore, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport, Daytona,
Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Miami,
Mid-Ohio, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma, St.
Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres and Utah.
24: Corvette Racing
drivers at the Sebring 12 Hours through the years: – Justin Bell,
Olivier Beretta, Ryan Briscoe, Emmanuel Collard, Kelly Collins, Marcel
Fässler, Ron Fellows, Franck Freon, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, John
Heinricy, Chris Kniefel, Robin Liddell, Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner,
Simon Pagenaud, Max Papis, John Paul Jr., Andy Pilgrim, Mike
Rockenfeller, Scott Sharp, Jordan Taylor and Richard Westbrook.
106: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 98 in North America and eight at Le Mans
199: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
40,286: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing during the
12 Hours of Sebring. That’s close to two full trips around the Earth at
its equator (approx. 24,900 miles).
271,560.90: Total number of
racing miles completed by Corvette Racing since its inception. That is
enough to launch a shuttle from Earth to the moon with more than 30,000
miles in excess.