Porsche extends its deal in Formula 1
Porsche Supercup is to continue alongside F1 as the company extends its deal with Formula 1 until 2030.
Porsche Supercup introduced in 1993, is a one-make sports car international racing series organized alongside Formula 1 by Porsche. The drivers drive and compete in identical Porsche 911 GT3 cup cars in the event.
The support series is a part of the Formula 1 calendar ever since its introduction in 1993.
Now, both parties have extended their deals signing the contract until 2030. In 2023, the series will feature eight rounds spread across different European circuits.
The Supercup series will start in May supporting the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and end in September’s Italian Grand Prix. In the upcoming season, the event will see 28 permanent entries. The competitors will be racing with the 375 kW (510 PS) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machine.
For the full 2023 F1 calendar, click here.
Porsche Supercup series 2023 calendar
|Monte Carlo (Monaco)||May 25-28|
|Spielberg (Austria)||June 30 – July 2|
|Silverstone (United Kingdom)||July 7-9|
|Budapest (Hungary)||July 21-23|
|Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)||July 28-30|
|Zandvoort (Netherlands)||August 25-27|
|Monza (Italy)||September 1-3|
F1 president Stefano Domenicali is also very pleased to extend the partnership:
“For more than 30 years Porsche has been an important part of the Formula 1 weekend. I’m looking forward to continuing our long-standing relationship which delivers something special for our fans across our European season and beyond,” said Stefano Domenicali.
“It is yet another sign of our growth and influence as a platform that major brands want to continue to expand their relationships with us and the potential that is there for all our partners.”
The Vice President of Porsche Motorsport, Thomas Laudenbach said:
“The Porsche Supercup has been a regular fixture on selected Formula 1 weekends since 1993. And this isn’t about to change: both parties have agreed to an eight-years contract extension.
“This underlines the great level of trust that Formula 1 has put in our concept and our team, as much today as for the last 30 years.”
Michael Dreiser, Sales Director Porsche Motorsport, added:
“Formula 1 is the ideal platform for drivers and teams in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup to demonstrate their prowess at the highest international level. The best from Porsche’s national one-make cups come together in the Supercup.
“I’m also proud of the fact that the respective national Porsche Carrera Cups will continue as part of the support programme at several Formula 1 events outside Europe in the future. We will also maintain our presence in North America and even further expand our involvement.”
This support series will continue its journey with F1. However, whether Porsche will enter F1 as an engine supplier in 2026 remains a question. The team almost sealed its entry into the sport with red bull, however the plans fell short.
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