Event: 12 Hours of Sebring Date: 23 March 1963
Track: Sebring, 8.369 kms Organizer: ARCF
Automobile Racing Club of Florida

Sebring 12 Hours              All Data Courtesy of   www.racingsportscars.com

Weather: Cloudy, cold
Start time: 10:00 am
Grid: Le Mans start
Distance: 12 hours
Attendance: unknown
Entered: 81
Practiced: 67
Qualified: 66
Started: 65
Finished: 39
Classified: 36
Classes: Pract Start Class
Prototype GT +3000 4 4 2
Prototype GT 3000 9 9 7
Grand Touring +4000 13 13 8
Grand Touring 4000 4 4 3
Grand Touring 3000 6 6 6
Grand Touring 2500 6 6 5
Grand Touring 2000 11 10 3
Grand Touring 1600 5 5 5
Grand Touring 1300 8 8 5
Photo GalleryEntered CarsTechnical DataAppearanceRace Results
Pre-race sessions:
3 practice sessions held for a total of 360 minutes on March 20-21
Winners:
                                          #       Type                                                   Drivers
Overall: 30 Ferrari 250 P Surtees / Scarfiotti
Prototype GT +3000: 18 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Rodriguez / Hill
Grand Touring +4000: 12 Shelby Cobra Hill / Spencer / Miles
Grand Touring 4000: 23 Jaguar E type Lightweight Leslie / Morrill
Grand Touring 3000: 24 Ferrari 250 GTO Penske / Pabst
Grand Touring 2500: 36 Triumph TR4 Bolton / Rothschild
Grand Touring 2000: 44 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL Wester / Holbert
Grand Touring 1600: 58 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL Cassel / Sesslar
Grand Touring 1300: 61 Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero Spychiger / Pilette
Fastest Laps:
Overall: 30 Ferrari 250 P John Surtees (GB) 3:11.400 157.404 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers: Ferrari (11), Chevrolet (7), Shelby (6), Porsche (5), Abarth (5), Triumph (5)
Top engines by numbers: Ferrari (11), Chevrolet (9), BMC (8), Ford (7), Triumph (7)
Top car types by numbers: Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray (7), Ferrari 250 GTO (6), Shelby Cobra (6)
Driver nationalities: USA (101), GB (11), I (7), CDN (6), B (3), US (2), PR (2), D (2)
Most used colours: white (32%), red (29%), silver (13%), black (11%), blue (8%)
Engine positions: front-engined (77%), rear-engined (16%), middle-engined (7%)
Average engine size: 2929 cc
Oldest known drivers: Briggs Cunningham (56), Edgar Barth (46), John Fitch (46)
Youngest known drivers: Teddy Pilette (21), Clive Baker (21), Pedro Rodriguez (23)
Woman drivers: Christabel Carlisle, Denise McCluggage