Porsche Supercup

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Porsche Supercup
Category One-make racing stock production car by Porsche
Country International
Inaugural season 1993
Drivers 16
Teams 6
Constructors Porsche
Engine suppliers Porsche
Tyre suppliers Michelin
Drivers' champion Germany Michael Ammermüller
Teams' champion Austria Lechner MSG Racing Team
Official website porsche.com/international
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup (known as Porsche Michelin Supercup prior to 2007)[1] is the international motor racing series supporting the FIA Formula One World Championship organized by Porsche AG.

Porsche Supercup drivers compete in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. On average, 24 race cars take part in each race. Most circuits visited by the series are European, although circuits in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, the United States and Mexico have been included in the calendar as well.

Racing car[edit]

The austrian Thomas Preining in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup used since 2017

From 2013 to 2016 the 911 GT3 Cup type 991 - based on the Porsche 911 GT3 - was used in the Porsche Supercup. All vehicles are technically identical: 460 PS (338 kW; 454 bhp) Esso 98 RON unleaded, sequential six-speed paddle-shift gearbox, aero pack and Performance Friction Brakes.

Tyres[edit]

Two sets of slick tyres may be used per car and weekend. The number of wet tyres is unlimited. The tyres are identical for all competitors and are not permitted to be pre-warmed or chemically treated.

Specifications[edit]

Championships[edit]

Driver championship[edit]

Points are assigned to the first 15 finishers of each race and all races count. To receive points a driver must compete in multiple races per season. Since 2008, there have been two bonus points awarded for the driver who secures pole position in qualifying.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th Pole
Points 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2

Team championship[edit]

The points of the two best drivers of each team are added up. At the end of the season Porsche rewards the three best placed teams with prize money.

Prize money[edit]

In 2006 and 2007, Porsche AG pays around 820,000 euros to drivers and teams. Per race the winner receives 9,000 euros, the runner-up 7,500 euros and the third placed driver 6,500 euros. For a 15th place 1,400 euros are paid. Additionally, the 2006 or 2007 champion receives a Porsche road car. The driver with the fastest laps will be given a premium watch from Porsche Design.

In 2015, Porsche says it pays "more than 730,000 Euros in prize money to drivers and teams. In addition, the overall winner receives a special prize. The winner of the rookie classification receives an additional prize of 30,000 Euros providing he/she reregisters for the following year’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup."[2]

Winners[edit]

Dutch driver Patrick Huisman is the most successful driver in the series, having won four straight titles between 1997 and 2000. Fellow Dutch racer Jeroen Bleekemolen and British Richard Westbrook have won two titles each. The reigning champion is the German driver Michael Ammermüller, who won the championship in 2017.

History[edit]

Since 1993 the Porsche Michelin Supercup has run as support to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, however the number of races has grown from the original nine to total 13 in 2006, although decreasing to 11 in 2017.

Popularity[edit]

At the Grand Prix circuits during 2006 an average of 125,000 spectators witnessed the action from the grandstands at each round. According to Porsche AG races attracted 22 million TV viewers worldwide, most of them in Europe where Eurosport provides regular coverage.[3]

Porsche Carrera Cup[edit]

Porsche also runs regional and national one-make series called the Porsche Carrera Cup.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion Car Model
1993 Germany Altfrid Heger Germany Porsche Zentrum Koblenz Porsche 911 Cup Type 964
1994 Germany Uwe Alzen Germany Porsche Zentrum Koblenz Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 Type 993
1995 France Jean-Pierre Malcher France JMB Competition Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 Type 993
1996 France Emmanuel Collard France JMB Competition Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 Type 993
1997 Netherlands Patrick Huisman Germany Olaf Manthey Racing Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 Type 993
1998 Netherlands Patrick Huisman Germany Olaf Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996
1999 Netherlands Patrick Huisman Germany Olaf Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996
2000 Netherlands Patrick Huisman Germany Olaf Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996
2001 Germany Jörg Bergmeister Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996
2002 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli Germany Kadach Tuning Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 II
2003 Germany Frank Stippler Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 II
2004 Germany Wolf Henzler Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 II
2005 Italy Alessandro Zampedri Austria Walter Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2006 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook Germany Jetstream Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2007 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook Germany HISAQ Competition Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2008 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Netherlands Jetstream Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2009 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Austria Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2010 Germany René Rast Austria Al Faisal Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 II
2011 Germany René Rast Austria Veltins Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 II
2012 Germany René Rast Austria Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 II
2013 Denmark Nicki Thiim Germany Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991
2014 New Zealand Earl Bamber Austria VERVA Lechner Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991
2015 Austria Philipp Eng Austria Lechner Racing Middle East Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991
2016 Germany Sven Müller Austria Lechner MSG Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991
2017 Germany Michael Ammermüller Austria Lechner MSG Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 II
2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ExxonMobil Named Title Sponsor of Porsche Supercup". Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup". Porsche AG. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup website". Retrieved 2007-03-05. 

External links[edit]

Carrera Cup