Sebring, the legendary circuit of a thousand potholes

Most of the pilots coincide in pointing out the deficiencies of the Florida layout, but they value the characteristics of a single track.


In the surroundings of the city of Sebring an antiaircraft battery appears before the eyes of the visitor as a ghost, a relic of the past, a tribute to the enemy. The military airfield gradually became a race track, and from 1952 to 1982 it was conserved with 8.6 kilometers and two huge straights that were the runways of the small airport. Now, with six kilometers since 1999, still retains the cement in some parts of the circuit and over all the potholes.

"It is very bumpy, it seems as if it was abandoned," says Alonso. "I like it because the potholes they make it authentic, but it's different from Europe, of course, "says 'Pechito' López. The two Toyota drivers join Miguel Molina, another Spaniard in Sebring: "There are some impressive potholes, a different circuit we could say". And we are in the mixed circuit, not oval, oldest in the United States. "Respect for the potholes," reads the WEC Paddock. On the home straight the cracks tell stories of Fangio, Clark, Andretti ...



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