FIA WEC Round 1 – 1000 Miles of Sebring

Date: 19th March 2022

Location: Sebring

Official Classification:

1st #36 Alpine Elf Matmut (Negrão/Lapierre/Vaxiviere) 194 Laps
2nd #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Buemi/Hirakawa/Hartley) +37.466
3rd #908 Glickenhaus Racing (Pla/Dumas/Briscoe) +1 Lap
4th #23 United Autosports USA (DiResta/Jarvis/Pierson) +2 Laps
5th #31 WRT (Gelael/Frijns/Rast) +2 Laps
6th #41 Realteam by WRT (Andrade/Habsburg/Nato) +2 Laps

Brendon Hartley – #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GR010:
“We had a pretty clean race. Séb did a good job on the first two stints. I took some older tyres and it was tough against José who put me under pressure. Unfortunately for him he had the incident. Ryo had a fantastic debut in car #8. We already have a good team spirit going, and he delivered a perfect race today. We didn’t have the pace to fight for the win but we did a faultless race and we can be satisfied with second. We’ll take these points and prepare for Le Mans and a World Championship challenge.”

Drivers’ Championship Positions after Round 1:

1st André Negrão 39
1st Matthieu Vaxiviere 39
1st Nicolas Lapierre 39
2nd Brendon Hartley 27
2nd Ryo Hirakawa 27
2nd Sébastien Buemi 27
3rd Olivier Pla 23
3rd Romain Dumas 23
3rd Ryan Briscoe 23

Hypercar World Championship Positions after Round 6:

1st Alpine Elf Matmut 39
2nd Toyota Gazoo Racing 27
3rd Glickenhaus Racing 23