Aston Martin 12Hours of Sebring Driver Lineup

On the edge of the 12 Hours of Sebring, scheduled to take place on March 20, Aston Martin Racing announced drivers Adrian Fernández, Stefan Mücke  and Harold Primat will form the 007 entry in the race. The team will race one factory LMP1 car at the American race.

Fernández, the reigning LMP2 champion in the American Le Mans Series, is new to Aston Martin Racing. “I have plenty of experience of LMP2 cars, but the LMP1 Aston is another step up entirely: it’s a real driver’s car,” he said.

Mücke, who has competed for Aston Martin in the 2009 Le Mans Series, will go for the 12 Hours of Sebring for the first time. “I’m really looking forward to the experience,” he said. “Sebring is a unique circuit; it’s a legendary name and a huge challenge.”

“It’s one of the most demanding circuits that I have ever raced on,”
said Primat, who joined Aston Martin Racing last year. “I am looking forward to racing there again, the welcome we have received so far has been tremendous.”

All drivers have already all been to Sebring to test the car, which has been modified to comply with the latest 2010 Le Mans regulations. As usual, the 007 car will run in the blue and orange Gulf livery.

“We’re fortunate to benefit from a talented pool of drivers this year, and for our first trip to Sebring with the LMP1 car the accent is firmly on experience,” Aston Martin Racing Team Principal George Howard-Chappell, said in a release. “I’m convinced that Adrian, Stefan and Harold will all do a great job. Sebring is one of the toughest races that we will face all year, particularly as we are up against some extremely strong rivals.”

Following the 12 Hours of Sebring, Aston Martin Racing will compete in the second round of the American Le Mans Series: the Long Beach Grand Prix on April 17.
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