Final WEC seats for Sebring taken up

The FIA World Endurance Championship entry list for the 1000 Miles of Sebring is complete.

The majority of the list has been known for about a month, but there were a few TBA’s on the list.

As reported yesterday, the Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK were all set.

Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche #77 has put a name to their final seat – without any big surprise. That will be team owner Christian Ried, who continues in the car. With the lack of Andre Lotterer, he will become the only driver to have competed in every single FIA WEC round since its inaugural season in 2012. He will share the car with Julien Andlauer and Matt Campbell, just like he did in the 2018-part of the 2018/19 season. The three musketeers did win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018, but the team ended up in bad standing, after being caught manipulating with the car’s datalogger at the Silverstone and Fuji rounds, losing all points from the full season. They have moved on from that, and finished on the podium with both #77 and #88 in Shanghai. So now they are looking forward to the next on-track challenges in the USA, Belgium and France.

Larbre Competition #50
Photo: JJ Media

Larbre Competition #50 in the LMP2 category has grabbed a driver with a lot of local knowledge. The third member of the team, alongside Romano Ricci and Erwin Creed, has changed every single race during the 2018/19 season. The 7th different driver will be in the car at Sebring, and that is Gunnar Jeanette. The 36 year-old driver has been racing at Sebring in both LMP and GT cars, and has been active in the sportscar world for 19 years.

Corvette Racing will run car #64 for Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Mike Rockenfeller as another one of the one-off’s, as we have described previously. We have also mentioned the Jackie Chan DC Racing #37 switch of drivers to David Heinemeier Hansson, Jordan King and Will Stevens.

The 1000 Miles of Sebring will be run on 15 March 2019.

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