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Every Spring, Sebring hosts the traditional 12-hour race, however within the digital world, drivers should contest 4 hours and 500 miles of the legendary monitor on December third, 2022. There will likely be every part to play for because the Le Mans Digital Sequence strikes one step nearer to the season finale — with a full Le Mans 24 Hours race and a $250Ok prize fund up for grabs.
Main the general LMP standings heading to Florida is the #1 Redline entry, partly because of an impressed drive by Method 1 champion Max Verstappen final trip at Spa. Regardless of simply touching the obstacles at one stage, the Dutchman — joined by his team-mates Jeffrey Rietveld and Maximilian Benecke — got here by means of to complete on the rostrum in second.
Within the GTE class, a dominant lights-to-flag victory at Spa for the #71 Staff Redline BMW trio of Chris Lulham, Kevin Siggy and Enzo Bonito places them on prime of the category standings and within the driving seat for championship spoils because the Le Mans Digital Sequence nears the ultimate phases of its season.
How will our factors leaders fare on the notoriously difficult Sebring Worldwide Raceway? With a brief lap size, of simply 6.02km (three.74miles), getting caught up in lapped visitors is one in every of this venue’s greatest challenges. The artwork of not shedding time passing vehicles is simply as crucial for the lapped runners who must yield monitor place shortly and never get caught up in any incidents.
In contrast to Spa and Monza, Sebring solely has the one majorly lengthy straight, as for many of the two minute lap (James Calado as soon as set a 1:58.965 in qualifying in his #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488) is spent negotiating the 17 corners and the fixed braking and accelerating leads to roughly 34 gear modifications a lap and a mean velocity of 169.6km/h (105.4mph) over the course of the race.
One among Sebring’s most tough bends is Flip 17, the ultimate nook on the lap. Often called Sundown Bend, this can be a lengthy radius right-hander that follows on from the again straight and leads in the direction of the beginning/end line. With such a large entry, drivers will try and overtake with a late transfer to the within, however it’s very simple to unsettle your automotive right here and spin out, significantly if you happen to hit one in every of Sebring’s legendary bumps.
The opposite key nook on the lap is the hairpin at Flip 7. After a brief straightaway, it’s simple to discover a well past a rival late beneath braking for this tight right-hander. However with the quicker LMP vehicles usually catching the GTE vehicles right here (regardless of the GTE AF Corse Ferrari 488 reaching a prime velocity of 257.9km/h or 160.3mph), you usually discover various vehicles crowding the apex and it’s simple to make contact with a rival.
Observe all of the motion on the WEC, Le Mans 24 Hours and Traxion.GG on-line channels. The Le Mans Digital Sequence is a partnership between Motorsport Games and the Vehicle Membership de l’Ouest (ACO) the organisers of the well-known Le Mans 24 Hours and options LEGO Technic as an official associate.