Earl Bamber regained the lead twice in the final 75 minutes to hand Chip Ganassi Racing and Cadillac the overall win in yesterday’s 12 Hours of Sebring, which marked the 70th running of the first great American endurance race. Extending the event’s historical significance, Sebring saw Aston Martin score its first class victory in the mid-Florida classic, half of a one-two class finish in the opening round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The Drew Gibson image captures the speed of the winning car in the GTE-Am category, the Canada-based NorthWest AMR Aston Martin Vantage GTE driven by team owner and 2017 world champion Paul Dalla Lana, Nicki Thiim of Denmark and David Pittard of the United Kingdom. Coming home second in class was another Vantage GTE entered by TF Sport, and shared by American Ben Keating, Marco Sorensen of Denmark and Florian Latorre of France. The win marked the 50th triumph for Aston Martin in the WEC category, as the series moves on to the fabled Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium in May.