• SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: Marcel Fassler of Switzerland and driver of the #1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18, takes the green flag and leads the field at the start of the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: Marcel Fassler of Switzerland and driver of the #1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18, leads Timo Bernhard of Germany and driver of the #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 16: Gimmi Bruni of Italy drives the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia to GT-Pro class pole position during qualifying for the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 16, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: Dindo Capello of Italy drives the #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: Oliver Gavin of England and driver of the #4 Corvette Racing C6-ZR1 during the first round of pits stops during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: The # 56 BMW Team RLL claims GT class victory with drivers Joey Hand of the United States, Dirk Mueller of Germany and Jonathan Summerton of the United States, during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: The #016 Dyson Racing Lola Mazda driven by Guy Smith of England, Chris Dyson of the United States, and Steven Kane of Ireland win ALMS LMP1 class victory during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: A pit stop for the winning #2 Audi Sport Team Joest driven by Allan McNish of Scotland, Dindo Capello of Italy, and Tom Kristensen of Denmark during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 claims overall victory with drivers Allan McNish of Scotland, Tom Kristensen of Denmark, and Dindo Capello of Scotland during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 claims overall victory with drivers Allan McNish of Scotland, Tom Kristensen of Denmark, and Dindo Capello of Scotland during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 claims overall victory with drivers Allan McNish of Scotland, Tom Kristensen of Denmark, and Dindo Capello of Scotland during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FL - MARCH 17: The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 claims overall victory with drivers Allan McNish of Scotland, Tom Kristensen of Denmark, and Dindo Capello of Scotland during the FIA World Endurance Championship 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: The Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 driven by Andre Lotterer of Germany, Benoit Treluyer of France and Marcel Fassler of Switzerland during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: The Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 driven by Allan McNish of Scotland, Tom Kristensen of Denmark, Dindo Capello of Italy during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: The Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 driven by Jan Magnussen of Denmark, Antonio Garcia of Spain and Jordan Taylor of America during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: The Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 driven by Timo Berhnard of Germany, Romain Dumas of France, and Loic Duval of France during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: The Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 driven by Andre Lotterer of Germany, Benoit Treluyer of France and Marcel Fassler of Switzerland during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: The AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia driven by Andrea Bertolini of Italy, Olivier Beretta of Monaco and Marco Cioci of Italy -during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: The ADR Delta Oreca 03 - Nissan driven by John Martin of Australia, Robbie Kerr of England and Tor Graves of England during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: Allan McNish of Scotland, Tom Kristensen of Denmark, Dindo Capello of Italy drivers of the Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 celebrate their overall victory during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
  • SEBRING, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: Allan McNish of Scotland, Tom Kristensen of Denmark, Dindo Capello of Italy drivers of the Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 celebrate their overall victory during the 2012 World Endurance Championship 12 Hours Of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 17, 2012 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)

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