Tradition-steeped British racetrack calls for courage from Supercup drivers

Tradition-steeped British racetrack calls for courage from Supercup drivers

Round four of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, run as support to the British Grand Prix, will be contested on one of the world’s most time-honoured racetracks. In 1950, the Silverstone circuit hosted the first-ever Formula 1 race. Since 1994, the former airfield north of London has served as the venue for the international one-make cup with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers.

The preview

“Despite the difficult circumstances with the Coronavirus, we’ve made a great start into the season. The first three races offered superb motor racing. The fact that the best drivers from the virtual edition of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup are also at the top of the real races speaks volumes for the versatility of the drivers,” emphasises Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. “Now we can look forward to two gripping races at Silverstone over the next two weekends.”

“The Silverstone Grand Prix circuit is a demanding racetrack,” said Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), who currently leads the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup standings after winning in Austria and Hungary. “The pace here is usually very high and there are a handful of corners that take courage. What’s more, you always have to be prepared for rain in England. I’m expecting a very exciting weekend.”

Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven (TR/Martinet by Alméras) has fond memories of the 5.901-kilometre racetrack. The current number two in the rankings celebrated his first Supercup victory here last year – an important step on the way to claiming the rookie title as well as being named the best newcomer in 2019.


Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, round 4, Silverstone/United Kingdom

Friday, 31 July, 5:55 – 6:40 pm: Free Practice

Saturday, 1 August, 12:45 – 1:15 pm: Qualifying

Sunday, 2 August, 11:30 am: Race (13 laps)

All local time (CEST: -1 hour)

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Standings after 3 of 8 laps

  1. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 70 points
  2. Ayhancan Güven (TR/Martinet by Alméras), 48 points
  3. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 48 points
  4. Jaxon Evans (NZ/BWT Lechner Racing), 37 points
  5. Marvin Klein (F/Martinet by Alméras), 33 points
  6. Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East), 31 points

Round four of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup takes off on Sunday (2 August) at 11.30 am local time. Fans can enjoy the race via live stream on F1 TV.

Reference: https://newsroom.porsche.com/en.html

Source: René Staud