No. 2 Cadillac V-Series.R Scores P4 Finish in WEC OpenerWEC
The No. 2 Cadillac V-Series.R, driven by Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and Richard Westbrook, earned a P4 finish today at the 1,000 Miles of Sebring endurance race.
In Chip Ganassi Racing's return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the first time since 2019, their No. 2 Cadillac charged hard for all eight hours in the season opener at Sebring International Raceway.
Lynn led the No. 2 into the endurance race out of P5 position. Lynn exhibited impressive racing on his first stint, advancing all the way to P3 position after a hard-fought battle with the No. 5 Porsche 963 on lap 45.
Bamber took over driving duties on lap 66, two hours and 19 minutes into the race. On the team's fourth pit stop of the day on lap 95, Bamber had advanced to P3 position.
Westbrook took over in the No. 2 Cadillac in P3 position on lap 123, four hours and 18 minutes into the race. Westbrook eventually handed the No. 2 over to Bamber on lap 184, six hours and 21 minutes into the race, for the Kiwi to bring it home for the team.
After the team made their final stop and changed all four tires with 50 minutes remaining in the race, Bamber continued to push and ultimately crossed the finish line in P4 position. The eight-hour time limit was presented to conclude the competition, though the team was able to put down 237 laps, or 886 miles, in the race.
The No. 2 Cadillac crew will leave the States next for the six-hour race in Portimao, Portugal, on April 16.
Source: Chip Ganassi Racing