The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup heads into the 2015 season with a strong line-up of drivers: 26 pilots from twelve countries tackle the opening round as support to the Formula 1 race in Barcelona. All have just one goal – to earn maximum points from eleven races. But it all depends on the performance of the individual competitors in this tradition-steeped brand trophy series. Their race car is the 911 GT3 Cup – a near-standard, 460 hp sports car powered by the characteristic 3.8-litre, flat-six engine in the rear.
With the number of races increasing from nine to eleven this season, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is more attractive than ever: Nine races are held at seven European events – with Spa and Monza hosting a double-header. Two races will also be contested at the final race weekend in America at Austin/Texas.
Pitting themselves against a few seasoned veterans, many talented young hopefuls are eager to step into the limelight in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Amongst the experienced pilots are Michael Ammermüller (Lechner Racing Middle East) and Christian Engelhart (MRS GT-Racing) from Germany, last year’s runner-up Kuba Giermaziak (PL/Verva Lechner Racing Team), and Robert Lukas (PL/Förch Racing by Lukas Motorsport). Most of the competitors come well prepared from the 20 Porsche one-make series around the world. Philipp Eng (D/Team Project 1) competes as the winner of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Porsche Junior Matteo Cairoli (I/Team Project 1) clinched championship honours in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia, and Côme Ledogar (F/Martinet by Almeras) won the Porsche Carrera Cup France.
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup calendar
Formula 1 Gran Premio de España 2015, Catalunya (Race 1)
Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2015, Monte Carlo (Race 2)
Formula 1 Großer Preis von Österreich 2015, Spielberg (Race 3)
Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2015, Silverstone (Race 4)
Formula 1 Magyar Nagydíj 2015, Budapest (Race 5)
Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix 2015, Spa-Francorchamps (Races 6 & 7)
Formula 1 Gran Premio D’Italia 2015, Monza (Races 8 & 9)
2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix 2015, Austin (Races 10 & 11)
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