USC Sebring 12 Hours: Scott Dixon puts Ganassi on top in FP1

Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing led the way in first practice for this weekend's Sebring 12 Hours round of the United SportsCar Championship

USC Sebring 12 Hours: Scott Dixon puts Ganassi on top in FP1

Dixon topped the times in the best of the Ganassi's Riley-Ford EcoBoost DPs with a time of 1m52.357s, which put him half a second ahead of Alex Brundle in OAK Racing's Morgan-Nissan LMP2.

Joao Barbosa was third fastest in the lead Action Express Coyote-Chevrolet Corvette DP a further half a second behind.

Michael Shank Racing's Ford-powered Riley ended up fourth fastest over the course of the one-hour session in the hands of Oswaldo Negri Jr.

The GT Le Mans class was led by Matteo Malucelli in Risi Competizione's Ferrari 458 Italia on a 1m59.394s, which was six tenths up on Tommy Milner in the best of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs.

Dixon's time was nine seconds slower than last year's Sebring pole position mark set by Marcel Fassler in an LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

shares
comments
Honda Daytona Prototype engine to make debut at Sebring 12 Hours

Previous article

Honda Daytona Prototype engine to make debut at Sebring 12 Hours

Next article

Sebring 12 Hours: Justin Wilson leads practice two for Shank

Sebring 12 Hours: Justin Wilson leads practice two for Shank
Load comments

About this article

Series IMSA
Author Gary Watkins
Why IMSA glory for Mazda would be a bittersweet ending Plus

Why IMSA glory for Mazda would be a bittersweet ending

Mazda believes it has never had a better chance of clinching the title in IMSA's Prototype division. Achieving this goal would be the bittersweet culmination of an achingly hard struggle, after which the brand has decided to quit

IMSA
Apr 11, 2021
The groundbreaking new boss leading GM's sportscar assault Plus

The groundbreaking new boss leading GM's sportscar assault

After taking over Corvette Racing from long-time custodian Doug Fehan, 34-year-old Laura Wontrop Klauser is leading General Motors through a transitional phase in sportscar racing. Here’s how she got into her dream role and what she plans to do with it

IMSA
Mar 21, 2021
Nine things to look out for at the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours Plus

Nine things to look out for at the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours

After a 100-minute sprint race to whet the appetite, the 2021 IMSA SportsCar Championship gets underway properly this weekend. With plenty of significant changes during the winter, here are the key points you need to keep an eye on

IMSA
Jan 29, 2021
Why Magnussen is relishing a fresh start in sportscars Plus

Why Magnussen is relishing a fresh start in sportscars

Having gone over seven years without a race win through spells with McLaren, Renault and Haas, Kevin Magnussen's departure from Formula 1 for IMSA with big-hitter Chip Ganassi Racing could give him what he craves most - a chance of success

IMSA
Jan 29, 2021
Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights Plus

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights

Oliver Gavin has stepped down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up after a stellar career with the team spanning nearly 20 years. He looks back on a stint that encompassed, among other successes, five Le Mans 24 Hours victories

IMSA
Jan 28, 2021
The 12 greatest Sebring 12 Hours ranked Plus

The 12 greatest Sebring 12 Hours ranked

The 2020 edition of the Florida sportscar classic is finally taking place this weekend, eight months after its traditional date in March. That meant there was plenty of time for Autosport to pour over its previous 67 races and select the best

IMSA
Nov 11, 2020
When Porsche became a giant-killer Plus

When Porsche became a giant-killer

In the first of a new series celebrating underdog achievements from the annals of motorsport history, we revisit the 2015 Petit Le Mans - where a tyre advantage in appallingly wet conditions helped the GT cars overcome the prototypes

IMSA
Apr 15, 2020
Why one car was "too fast for everyone" at Daytona Plus

Why one car was "too fast for everyone" at Daytona

Cadillac's 100% streak of Daytona 24 Hours DPi-based victories was extended last weekend, with the Wayne Taylor Racing squad triumphant. But the manner of that victory was the real story of the first major sportscar race of 2020

IMSA
Jan 27, 2020