The Most Difficult Turn in Racing: #17 at SebringApril 2nd, 2014
Turn 17 at Sebring International Raceway is a notoriously difficult turn that has plagued professional and amateur racers alike. Known as the most difficult turn in all of racing, #17 is a long, bumpy and very fast right-hand turn that challenges drivers to carry their speed from the back straight through to the front pit straight and the finish line.
/DRIVE had the chance to talk about this troubling corner with Henrique Cisneros, driver for MOMO Motorsport in a Porsche 991 GT3 Daytona. As Cisneros describes it, there is no “fast way” through turn 17, the driver must just find the path that suits that car. As the car bumps its way around the corner, drivers find it difficult to maintain speed and control. But that turns out to be one of the charms of Sebring and why so many manufacturers bring their cars to the 12 Hours of Sebring to put them to the test.