2015 Sebring Grand Marshal


Three-time Sebring winner Hans Stuck will serve as Grand Marshal of the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.

Stuck has a varied career in motor racing with 81 Formula One starts and numerous endurance racing victories, including twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1985 he won the Sportscar World Championship with Derek Bell.

Stuck’s first victory at Sebring came in 1975 driving for the BMW factory team. Stuck will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of BMW’s first major USA triumph this year at Sebring with co-drivers Sam Posey and Brian Redman.

His second Sebring victory came in 1986, driving the Coke Porsche 962 with Bob Akin and Jo Gartner. His third overall win came in 1988 aboard the Bayside Porsche 962 co-driven by Klaus Ludwig.

Stuck’s father was a famous race car driver and taught him driving on the famed Nurburgring circuit. The tall Bavarian, now living in Austria, was often known as the “Rainmaster” for his ability to race on wet tracks, a skill that he displayed at the 1993 Sebring Twelve Hours as he recorded a class win driving a Porsche 911 in a heavy rain.

Stuck recorded another class victory in 1996, giving him a total of five total victories (three overall and two class) at America’s oldest endurance race.

He was inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame in 2008. January 2008 saw Stuck begin his current position as Motorsport Representative for the Volkswagen Group.

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