2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
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Parent series:
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
DTM Support series:
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
FIA European Formula 3

The 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season was the 29th German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 3 May at Hockenheim and finished on 18 October at the same circuit, after nine race meetings, with two races at each event. It was a support championship for the 2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season.

Team Deutsche Post by Project 1 driver Philipp Eng was crowned champion at the final round of the season, with a third-place finish good enough to give him the drivers' championship by two points, ahead of QPOD Walter Lechner Racing's Michael Ammermüller. Eng started the season with a victory at Hockenheim, and won two more races during the campaign, including a race win at the August Red Bull Ring meeting that he had been previously disqualified from, before a successful appeal was heard in October.[1] He ultimately recorded 17 points-scoring finishes from 18 attempts, including 9 podiums. Ammermüller was the season's most prolific driver, taking six pole positions and six victories during the year, and had the most podium finishes with ten. Third place in the championship went to Christian Engelhart of Konrad Motorsport, another three-time race winner during 2014.

Eng's teammate Sven Müller finished fourth in the overall championship, with five podium finishes, which saw him finish as the highest placed rookie driver during the season. Nicki Thiim, teammate to Ammermüller at QPOD Walter Lechner Racing, won both Sachsenring races to finish fifth in the championship. Other drivers to win races during the season were Team 75 Bernhard's Earl Bamber – who was leading the championship at mid-season with victories at Hockenheim and the Red Bull Ring – before electing to focus on his ultimately successful Porsche Supercup campaign, while Konrad Motorsport's Christopher Zöchling and FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport driver Connor De Phillippi won at Oschersleben and the Hungaroring respectively.

In the B-class championship for amateur drivers, the title was won by Rolf Ineichen, another Konrad Motorsport driver. Ineichen won 12 races, set 14 pole positions and recorded 15 fastest laps from the 18 races to be held during the season. He won the championship by 37 points ahead of Team GT3 Kasko driver Ralf Bohn, who won at Oschersleben. Third place in the championship went to Wolf Nathan of Land Motorsport, who won three races, including a weekend sweep at the Nürburgring. Bohn's teammate Daniel Allemann was the only other race winner in class, taking victories at the Norisring and Hockenheim. In the teams' championship, the performances of Ammermüller and Thiim – including a 1–2 finish in the season-ending race – allowed QPOD Walter Lechner Racing to take the title by a single point ahead of Team Deutsche Post by Project 1.

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Drivers Class Rounds
  McGregor by Attempto 1   Pieter Schothorst A All
2   Fabien Thuner A All
  Land Motorsport 3   Wolf Nathan B All
4   Jochen Habets A 1–8
65   Ronald van de Laar B 1–5
  Côme Ledogar A 6–9
  Aust Motorsport 5   Patrick Eisemann A All
6   Niclas Kentenich A 1, 3–9
  Jaap van Lagen A 2
  Konrad Motorsport 7   Christopher Zöchling A All
8   Christian Engelhart A All
29   Rolf Ineichen B All
  FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport 9   Connor De Phillippi A All
10   Robert Lukas A All
55   Christofer Berckhan A All
  Team Deutsche Post/PP by Project 1 11   Ola Nilsson A 1–6, 8–9
15   Sean Johnston A 1–7, 9
  Team Deutsche Post by Project 1 12   Philipp Eng A All
14   Sven Müller A All
  ZaWotec Racing 16   Marko Klein A 1–3
  Norbert Siedler A 4–7, 9
  Jaap van Lagen A 8
17   Lukas Schreier A All
  TAM-Racing 18   Christopher Gerhard A All
19   "Bill Barazetti" B All
  Team 75 Bernhard 20   Earl Bamber A 1–5
  Tom Dillmann A 6, 8
  Klaus Bachler A 7, 9
24   Felix Wimmer A All
  Team GT3 Kasko 21   Robert Renauer A All
22   Daniel Allemann B All
23   Ralf Bohn B All
  QPOD Walter Lechner Racing 25   Michael Ammermüller A All
26   Nicki Thiim A 1–3, 5–9
  Jeffrey Schmidt A 4
  Lechner Racing Academy ME 27 1–3, 5–9
28   Clemens Schmid A All
  SMS Seyffarth Motorsport 30   Mike Halder A All
31   "Mike Keller" B All
  TECE MRS-Racing 33   Jim Pla A 1–5, 8
  Jaap van Lagen A 6–7, 9
34   Elia Erhart A All
  Attempto Racing by Häring 77   Michelle Gatting A 1–6
  Ronald van de Laar B 7–9
88   Alex Riberas A All
99   Antti Buri A All
Icon Class
A A-class
B B-class

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team B-class Winner
1 R1   Hockenheimring 3 May   Philipp Eng   Earl Bamber   Philipp Eng   Team Deutsche Post by Project 1   Rolf Ineichen
R2 4 May   Connor De Phillippi   Earl Bamber
  Christian Engelhart
  Earl Bamber   Team 75 Bernhard   Rolf Ineichen
2 R3   Oschersleben 17 May   Pieter Schothorst   Christopher Zöchling   Christopher Zöchling   Konrad Motorsport   Ralf Bohn
R4 18 May   Michael Ammermüller   Jaap van Lagen   Christian Engelhart   Konrad Motorsport   Rolf Ineichen
3 R5   Hungaroring 31 May   Christian Engelhart   Christian Engelhart   Christian Engelhart   Konrad Motorsport   Rolf Ineichen
R6 1 June   Connor De Phillippi   Christian Engelhart   Connor De Phillippi   FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport   Rolf Ineichen
4 R7   Norisring 28 June   Michael Ammermüller   Sven Müller   Michael Ammermüller   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Rolf Ineichen
R8 29 June   Sven Müller   Robert Renauer   Michael Ammermüller   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Daniel Allemann
5 R9   Red Bull Ring 2 August   Norbert Siedler   Christian Engelhart   Philipp Eng   Team Deutsche Post by Project 1   Rolf Ineichen
R10 3 August   Alex Riberas   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber   Team 75 Bernhard   Rolf Ineichen
6 R11   Nürburgring 16 August   Michael Ammermüller   Jaap van Lagen   Michael Ammermüller   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Wolf Nathan
R12 17 August   Nicki Thiim   Sven Müller   Philipp Eng   Team Deutsche Post by Project 1   Wolf Nathan
7 R13   EuroSpeedway Lausitz 13 September   Michael Ammermüller   Michael Ammermüller   Michael Ammermüller   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Rolf Ineichen
R14 14 September   Clemens Schmid   Philipp Eng   Michael Ammermüller   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Wolf Nathan
8 R15   Sachsenring 20 September   Michael Ammermüller   Nicki Thiim   Nicki Thiim   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Rolf Ineichen
R16 21 September   Nicki Thiim   Nicki Thiim   Nicki Thiim   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Rolf Ineichen
9 R17   Hockenheimring 18 October   Christian Engelhart   Christian Engelhart   Christian Engelhart   Konrad Motorsport   Rolf Ineichen
R18 19 October   Michael Ammermüller   Nicki Thiim   Michael Ammermüller   QPOD Walter Lechner Racing   Daniel Allemann

Championship standingsEdit

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

A-classEdit

Pos Driver HOC
 
OSC
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
RBR
 
NÜR[N 1]
 
LAU
 
SAC
 
HOC
 
Pts
1   Philipp Eng 1 3 10 14 Ret 3 4 4 1 3 5 1 2 3 6 4 7 3 233
2   Michael Ammermüller 13 25 22 3 2 15 1 1 7 4 1 6 1 1 2 2 4 1 231
3   Christian Engelhart 6 11 3 1 1 34 20 5 5 5 8 4 3 9 3 5 1 5 208
4   Sven Müller 9 5 8 24 19 4 2 3 4 10 Ret 2 4 12 7 3 3 4 186
5   Nicki Thiim 2 18 4 Ret 4 2 2 8 Ret DNS 13 5 1 1 2 2 181
6   Christopher Zöchling 4 8 1 7 9 8 3 6 9 Ret 9 5 7 11 4 9 6 8 167.5
7   Earl Bamber 3 1 Ret 5 5 17 5 2 3 1 126
8   Connor De Phillippi 5 2 7 4 3 1 Ret 16 12 9 10 18 9 10 18 31† 22 11 121
9   Alex Riberas 7 7 2 6 8 7 16 7 10 2 Ret DNS 8 13 15 10 18 21 114
10   Robert Renauer Ret 6 6 12 10 10 8 19 6 6 11 19 19 33† 5 7 13 9 97.5
11   Clemens Schmid 10 19 13 19 12 6 11 15 8 Ret 18 7 5 2 8 11 20 12 93
12   Jeffrey Schmidt 11 10 26 10 11 26 6 18 11 11 3 3 6 20 17 8 8 16 92
13   Robert Lukas 12 4 5 8 6 Ret 24 9 15 13 Ret DNS Ret 8 9 6 28† Ret 84
14   Norbert Siedler 9 13 27 7 4 Ret 11 4 10 6 61
15   Jaap van Lagen 9 2 2 8 20 14 10 33† Ret Ret 50
16   Lukas Schreier Ret 17 20 13 24 24 14 14 30 14 6 9 15 7 Ret 14 9 10 46
17   Sean Johnston 8 14 14 23 7 5 13 22 25 16 Ret DNS 12 21 Ret DNS 41
18   Pieter Schothorst Ret 16 17 9 Ret 12 15 11 16 28 15 24 10 6 20 15 11 Ret 40.5
19   Ola Nilsson 23 20 12 11 14 21 7 17 14 15 Ret 13 12 16 12 Ret 34
20   Fabien Thuner 14 9 27 Ret 16 9 12 Ret 23 17 12 11 14 18 16 12 19 15 34
21   Jim Pla 16 12 11 Ret 13 11 10 10 13 30† 22 19 32
22   Klaus Bachler 22 Ret 5 7 21
23   Mike Halder 24 23 Ret Ret 25 20 21 8 29 21 14 10 33 15 14 18 16 Ret 19
24   Niclas Kentenich 25 22 18 22 17 12 22 18 7 12 Ret DNS 13 17 17 18 15.5
25   Côme Ledogar Ret 21 24 16 11 13 31† 13 11
26   Christofer Berckhan 20 21 33† 17 15 14 22 20 17 Ret Ret 15 18 22 23 DNS 15 14 8
27   Antti Buri Ret 24 16 15 17 16 18 32 18 12 13 16 23 19 19 Ret Ret 17 6.5
28   Marko Klein 15 15 21 16 20 13 6
29   Jochen Habets 17 30 29 18 35 25 31 27 28 23 Ret 14 29 24 24 26 2
30   Michelle Gatting 27 Ret 15 22 32 28 27 25 31 20 17 Ret 1
31   Elia Erhart Ret 31 19 26 22 18 25 26 24 19 16 23 25 28 31 28 23 19 0
32   Felix Wimmer Ret 27 28 28 26 27 28 28 32 Ret 20 17 21 17 34 22 21 22 0
33   Christopher Gerhard 19 29 18 20 23 23 26 23 20 Ret 19 Ret 17 25 26 20 Ret Ret 0
34   Tom Dillmann Ret DNS 21 30† 0
35   Patrick Eisemann 26 33 31 29 29 30 35 24 Ret 25 23 28 31 23 29 Ret 27 25 0
Pos Driver HOC
 
OSC
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
RBR
 
NÜR[N 1]
 
LAU
 
SAC
 
HOC
 
Pts
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.

B-classEdit

Pos Driver HOC
 
OSC
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
RBR
 
NÜR[N 1]
 
LAU
 
SAC
 
HOC
 
Pts
1   Rolf Ineichen 18 13 32 21 21 19 19 Ret 19 22 Ret 25 16 29 25 21 14 DNS 284
2   Ralf Bohn 28 28 23 27 27 31 29 33 26 Ret 22 27 28 32 28 24 30† 24 247
3   Wolf Nathan 29 32 24 25 31 35 32 29 Ret 27 21 20 27 26 32 25 29† Ret 232
4   "Bill Barazetti" 22 34 Ret DNS 28 29 30 30 33 24 Ret 22 32 Ret 30 27 24 23 214
5   "Mike Keller" 31 35 30 31 34 32 34 31 35 26 24 26 30 31 35 29 25 26 212
6   Daniel Allemann 21 26 Ret Ret 30 Ret 23 21 21 Ret Ret 29† 26 27 27 23 Ret 20 208
7   Ronald van de Laar 30 Ret 25 30 33 33 33 Ret 34 29 Ret 30 33 32 26 27 155
Pos Driver HOC
 
OSC
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
RBR
 
NÜR[N 1]
 
LAU
 
SAC
 
HOC
 
Pts

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Half points were awarded for the first race as less than 75% of the race distance had been completed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Winner portrait: Philipp Eng". Porsche Newsroom. Porsche AG. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.

External linksEdit