2013 Porsche Supercup

2013 Porsche Supercup
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The 2013 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season was the 21st Porsche Supercup season. It began on 12 May on Circuit de Catalunya and finished on 3 November at Yas Marina Circuit, after nine races, all of which were support events for the 2013 Formula One season. A new car was introduced for the season as the Porsche 991 – the internal designation for the seventh-generation Porsche 911 – replaced the Porsche 997.[1]

Racing scene from Belgium

Three-time champion René Rast did not return to defend his title, opting to focus on the ADAC GT Masters, the FIA GT Series and the Blancpain Endurance Series, where he would compete for Belgian Audi Club WRT. BTCC champion and former WTCC driver Alain Menu joined the series with his own team, FACH Auto Tech.

Ahead of the final round of the series in Abu Dhabi, Monégasque-based British[2] driver Sean Edwards held a championship lead of eighteen points over Denmark's Nicki Thiim, with Michael Ammermüller of Germany the only other driver to remain within contention for winning the title.[3] Edwards was killed on 15 October 2013 at Queensland Raceway in Willowbank, Australia, while instructing a member of the public at a private test session.[4] Thiim ultimately won the championship, after he won both races in Abu Dhabi; Edwards ended up second overall, finishing three points ahead of Ammermüller.

Changes for 2013Edit

TechnicalEdit

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Drivers Rounds
  Attempto Racing[5] 1   Kévin Estre[5] All
2   Nicki Thiim[5] All
  Lechner Racing[6] 3   Michael Ammermüller[6] All
4   Štefan Rosina[6] 1
  Jeroen Bleekemolen[7] 2–3, 5–8
  Jaap van Lagen[8] 4
  FÖRCH Racing by Lukas MS[6] 5   Robert Lukas[6] All
6   Klaus Bachler[6] All
  MRS GT-Racing[6] 7   Esteban Gini[6] 1–4
  Philipp Eng[9] 7
  Kenji Kobayashi[10] 8
8   Roar Lindland[6] 1–2, 4–8
  Karl Leonard[11] 3
9   Jean-Karl Vernay[6] All
  Team Bleekemolen[12] 10   Ben Barker[12] All
17   Sebastiaan Bleekemolen[12] All
18   Jeroen Mul[12] All
  VERVA Racing Team[13] 11   Patryk Szczerbiński[13] All
12   Kuba Giermaziak[13] All
  Team Allyouneed by Project 1[14] 14     Sean Edwards[14][N 1] 1–7
15   Sean Johnston[14] All
16   Sébastien Ogier[15] 2
  Jeffrey Schmidt[11] 3–4
  Andreas Mayerl[16] 6
  Nonô Figueiredo[9] 7
  Lechner Racing Academy[6] 19   Clemens Schmid[6] All
20   Markus Pommer[6] All
  DAMS[17] 21   Michael Christensen[17] All
22   Richie Stanaway[17] All
  MOMO-Megatron[18] 23   Alessandro Zampedri[18] 1–3, 5, 7
  Dylan Derdaele[18] 4, 6, 8
24   Jochen Habets[18] All
  FACH Auto Tech[19] 25   Carlo Lusser[20] 1
  Christian Engelhart[19] 2–8
26   Alain Menu[19] 1–2
  Martin Ragginger[11] 3, 6–7
  Florian Spengler[8] 4
  Earl Bamber[21] 5, 8
  GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East[22] 30   Zaid Ashkanani[10] 8
31   Antonio Giancola[10] 8
32   Hannes Waimer[10] 8
  Porsche AG[23] 88   Sébastien Loeb[23] 1–2
  Emanuele Pirro[9] 7
Notes
  1. ^ Edwards ran under a British licence for the first two meetings of the season before changing to a Monegasque one for Silverstone.[2]

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1   Circuit de Catalunya 12 May   Sean Edwards   Sean Edwards   Sean Edwards   Team Allyouneed by Project 1
2   Circuit de Monaco 26 May   Sean Edwards   Sean Edwards   Sean Edwards   Team Allyouneed by Project 1
3   Silverstone Circuit 30 June   Nicki Thiim   Michael Christensen   Nicki Thiim   Attempto Racing
4   Nürburgring 7 July   Michael Christensen   Michael Ammermüller   Michael Christensen   DAMS
5   Hungaroring 28 July   Sean Edwards   Sean Edwards   Sean Edwards   Team Allyouneed by Project 1
6   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 25 August   Kuba Giermaziak   Kuba Giermaziak   Klaus Bachler   FÖRCH Racing by Lukas MS
7   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 8 September   Nicki Thiim   Kévin Estre   Nicki Thiim   Attempto Racing
8 R1   Yas Marina Circuit 2 November   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber   Nicki Thiim   Attempto Racing
R2 3 November   Nicki Thiim   Nicki Thiim   Nicki Thiim   Attempto Racing

Championship standingsEdit

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Points 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver CAT
 
MON
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
YMC
 
Points
1   Nicki Thiim 2 8 1 2 8 8 1 1 1 140
2     Sean Edwards 1 1 4 4 1 2 5 118
3   Michael Ammermüller 3 3 2 5 14 5 2 6 8 115
4   Kévin Estre DNS 6 6 3 4 7 3 5 2 107
5   Kuba Giermaziak 4 2 5 Ret 3 11 6 3 6 105
6   Michael Christensen 5 25 3 1 10 3 8 10 7 95
7   Klaus Bachler 7 10 21 9 5 1 7 7 21† 73
8   Christian Engelhart 5 8 Ret 2 12 4 9 12 69
9   Jeroen Bleekemolen 4 11 9 6 10 8 3 67
10   Ben Barker 10 9 9 6 16 9 12 4 9 66
11   Robert Lukas 6 15 Ret 7 19 4 Ret 14 11 44
12   Richie Stanaway 9 7 13 10 Ret 13 Ret 17 4 43
13   Jean-Karl Vernay 12 11 20 11 11 14 9 Ret DSQ 29
14   Jeroen Mul 8 19 15 Ret 13 10 13 11 Ret 27
15   Markus Pommer 19 17 14 16 7 20 22 12 13 25
16   Patryk Szczerbiński 15 14 10 Ret 6 Ret 19 18 15 24
17   Clemens Schmid 14 12 12 Ret 12 15 15 16 Ret 21
18   Sebastiaan Bleekemolen 18 18 18 8 21 18 18 Ret 10 15
19   Martin Ragginger 7 17 11 14
20   Sean Johnston 17 20 17 19 18 16 Ret 13 14 9
21   Jochen Habets 20† Ret 22 17 Ret 21 17 20 16 4
22   Alessandro Zampedri 16 23 16 17 16 3
23   Roar Lindland Ret 22 18 20 23 20 21 Ret 2
24   Esteban Gini Ret 24 23 20 0
25   Alain Menu Ret 21 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
  Earl Bamber 15 2 5 0
  Sébastien Loeb 11 16 0
  Jaap van Lagen 12 0
  Jeffrey Schmidt 24 13 0
  Štefan Rosina 13 0
  Sébastien Ogier 13 0
  Florian Spengler 14 0
  Philipp Eng 14 0
  Zaid Ashkanani 15 17 0
  Dylan Derdaele 15 19 19 Ret 0
  Hannes Waimer NC 18 0
  Antonio Giancola 22 19 0
  Karl Leonard 19 0
  Kenji Kobayashi 23 20 0
  Nonô Figueiredo 21 0
  Andreas Mayerl 22 0
  Emanuele Pirro 23† 0
  Carlo Lusser Ret 0
Pos Driver CAT
 
MON
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
YMC
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† – Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

ReferencesEdit

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