Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup starts this weekend

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup starts this weekend at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

The start of the season happen at the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix, and a massive line-up of 28 full season drivers are ready, with a few extras doing selected races.

The defending Champion Michael Ammermüller will once again run for Lechner Racing, who will run pink cars this year, since they have gotten BWT as sponsors, like we know from teams like Force India. He will be joined by the Porsche Junior driver Thomas Preining, so there is a good chance of those two drivers to grab a couple of the spots in top-5.

Nick Yelloly
Photo: Porsche Motorsport

The second Porsche Junior driver in the field, Julien Andlauer, are most likely to do so, too. The young Frenchman has an incredibly busy schedule this year, where he will run in both Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup France, on top of a FIA World Endurance Championship programme too.

Brit Nick Yelloly showed impressive pace during the test sessions, with the Kuwait driver Zaid Askanani being very close to the top of the field too.

Askanani will have young Danish driver Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen as his teammate. The Dane has become quite a regular in the series, starting his 4th season now. After having raced at all the circuits in 2017, he will be well prepared for the upcoming season. On top of that, he did the test days at Circuit de Catalunya, being the fastest at some point during the day, until the competition put new tires on at the end of the day, dropping him to 10th. But he finished off his 2017 season by running in the top-10, so he is one to look out for in 2018 too.

Michael Ammermüller
Photo: Porsche Motorsport

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will have 10 rounds, on 9 different circuits. The season will visit Spain, Monaco, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Belgiun, Italy and then finish up with a double round in Mexico.

The races can be followed on Eurosport. Please check your local listings since this varies from country to country.

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