LONDON: Formula 1 announced Thursday that the Porsche Supercup would continue as a partner for three more years.
This means the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and Porsche’s national one-make cup series will run as a support race to the FIA Formula One World Championship up to and including 2022.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has been part of the Formula 1 support programme since its debut season in 1993 – with famous circuits such as the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Italy and Monaco’s street circuit featuring on the racing calendar of the international one-make cup. The 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars used in the series are all technically identical, as are the tyres and the fuel, making for close and exciting race with all drivers competing on equal terms.
The renewal of the contract means that the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will celebrate its 30th anniversary with Formula 1 in the year 2022. The very first round of the one-make cup was contested at the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix in Imola.