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WEC Sebring: Toyota 1-2 to take first victory of the season

The #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing won at Sebring after a dominant Toyota showing, which saw them finish two laps ahead of their competitors.

Its only real competitor in the race was the sister car, which it had a race-long fight with.

It was an action-packed race in the top class though, which saw drama everywhere you looked.

Peugeot had a really bad race from the word go with them suffering from multiple problems, with Duval in the #94 in the pitlane before the race even started, and Di Resta would come in on lap 28 reporting he was stuck in fourth gear.

It was a worse day for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus though with the car stopping on the last corner on lap 66, the car would later retire.

Ferrari had a mixed day in the Hypercar class, with the #50 car finishing in third, but the #51 had a disastrous time with it being pushed wide and forced to cut at Gendebien Bend, which sent the car into a spin, it coming across and hitting the Project 1 – AO Porsche.

This resulted in the car gaining a puncture, which completely destroyed the rear bodywork while on the way to the pits.

Meanwhile, the rest of the field had a quiet race, with Porsche, Cadillac, and Ferrari racing each other, and Vanwall had a suspension issue after a Jacque Villeneuve spin at the final corner.


Meanwhile, in LMP2 the #48 Hertz Team Jota car took the win, in a good omen for their Hypercar entry later this season.

The second-place car was the #22 United Autosports Car, with that being followed by the #63 Prema.

The class may have experienced probably the biggest heartbreak of the race, with the #23 United Autosports car stopping on the straight after the Gurney Bend, with the crew looking visibly distraught as the car ground to a halt.


The LM GTE AM class went to the #33 Corvette, in a very strong showing.

#77 Dempsey Proton Porsche was second with them being followed by the #57 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 in third.

The class was where most of the action happened though with the #83 Richard Mille Ferrari spinning off the road at turn 1 and rolling, and that was just five laps in.

The #85 Iron Dames Porsche didn’t convert a pole to a win though with the rear of the car being ripped, off at turn 1 when the car went wide and across the dirt.

This resulted in a Full course yellow, which caused #93 Peugeot to rear-end the #4 Vanwall.

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