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Dixon, Bourdais set for Sebring runs in Ganassi Ford GTs

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Verizon IndyCar Series aces Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais will be the third drivers in the pair of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs at the upcoming Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 19.

Bourdais continues in the No. 66 car with Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller as he did at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, while Dixon will have his debut run in the No. 67 Ford GT after running a Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype at the Rolex 24. He’ll share the car with Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook.

Both drivers will be coming off the IndyCar opener the week before, March 13, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

“It’s exciting to continue with Sébastien Bourdais at the 12 Hours of Sebring,” said Ganassi Managing Director Mike Hull.

“The addition of Scott Dixon to our Ford Performance GT lineup enhances the depth chart. To have six high-caliber drivers who unselfishly know how to share with each other supports the momentum for the next step in North America. Our culture is about drivers, who as teammates hand the car to the next as they would like to receive it.”

Red Bull driver Verstappen wins Formula One’s Brazilian GP

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended disastrously for both Ferrari drivers.

Verstappen controlled nearly all the race at Interlagos, which saw a dramatic late collision between Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc when they fought for the fourth position. Both failed to finish.

Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly got his first F1 podium after finishing second ahead of six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver was third but faces an investigation after an incident that caused Red Bull’s Alexander Albon to spin.

Hamilton, who won at Interlagos in 2018, said Verstappen was “just quicker than us on the straights” and “there was nothing more we could do.”

Dutch driver Verstappen said “Lewis was very quick so I had to keep pushing… we had two good moves with him, and from there onward I could control the race.”

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was fourth, and could be promoted to third if Hamilton is punished.

The Brazilian GP on Sunday was the penultimate race of the season, with only Abu Dhabi left on Dec.1.

Hamilton had already secured the season title in the previous race in the United States. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who did not finish the race, had also secured the runner-up spot.