Sunday saw the final round of this year’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup being run at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.
The winner from yesterday, Matt Campbell started from Pole Position, while the two title candidates, Michael Ammermüller and Dennis Olsen, were starting on the two following positions, with the Dan Cammish in fourth.
When the five red lights turned off, 30 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup roared towards the narrow Turn 1-2 combination.
Everybody but Tom Sharp made it past Turn 2, with the rest of the lap running smooth for the other 29 cars.
Dennis Olsen had brief off-track moment on Lap 3, after a duel with Dan Cammish. Fortunately, for Olsen, there was plenty of asphalt to run onto, so he could keep his third place. But Ammermüller got a nice gap, and he was able to relax a bit more on his way to the Championship.
Robert Lukas and Mattia Drudi had a close fight, and when Drudi made it past, the Thomas Preining followed him through past the Polish driver.
Local driver Ricardo Perez got the black/white flag by race control, after he had been off the circuit, bumping into others and spinning by himself. From the outside, it looked like he was slightly over motivated on his home track.
Michael Ammermüller got a gap closed to Matt Campbell and really put him under a lot of pressure.
Dan Cammish was briefly off the track and scraped the wall on Lap 11. Cammish had just made an overtaking on Dennis Olsen, but he slid off the track in the following turn, resulting in a damage to his rear wing.
Igor Walilko was turned around by Julien Andlauer, going into the stadium section. While Walilko was parked against the usual driving direction, Danish driver Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen was able to sneak past, and advance to P12, that would turn into 11th later in the race. Andlauer was under investigation by Race Control, but no decision was made before the checkered flag.
Egidio Perfetti outbraked himself at the end of the straight and took Chris Bauer with him in the fall.
Florian Latorre had to park his car on the penultimate lap, with a big white puff of smoke from the rear.
Matt Campbell was able to take the victory ahead of Michael Ammermüller in a good P2, ahead of Dennis Olsen.
By doing that, Michael Ammermüller secured the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2017 Title, ahead of Dennis Olsen and Matt Campbell.
The 31 year-old German has been driving Porsche cars since 2012, after doing single-seaters for several years – including being a test driver for Red Bull in Formula 1.
The Championship is actually the first in racing cars for the German, who has finished 2nd and 3rd numerous times so far.
That was the end of the of this years Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. The 2018 calendar hasn’t been released yet, so we are curious to see if the season starts in Barcelona, like in the most resent seasons, or if the cars will travel further east to Bahrain or Azerbaijan.