2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season review
The 2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup saw six different winners across its ten races (with five of those coming in the first five events). In the end though, Austrian racer, Philipp Eng came out on top to take his first Supercup crown. Here’s how he did it:
Michael Ammermüller put in a perfect performance at the Circuit de Catalunya, leading every lap from pole position to open the 2015 season with victory. Kuba Giermaziak would finish second (in what was his best result of the year) after passing Côme Ledogar as Christian Engelhart rounded out the podium places.
The Supercup’s blue riband event around the streets of Monte Carlo was won by guest entrant (and poleman) Jaap van Lagen. Philipp Eng took second to join Ammermüller at the top of the points table while Ben Barker put in the drive of the race, overtaking Engelhart to take the final podium position.
A frenetic Porsche Supercup race around the Red Bull Ring saw Austrian driver, Christopher Zöchling take his maiden, one place ahead of compatriot, Eng. Former Porsche Junior, Alex Riberas took third.
Eng finally took his first Supercup victory in the British Grand Prix support race, sustaining race-long pressure from Riberas to extend his championship lead. Ben Barker couldn’t overcome Michael Ammermüller in his quest to take a podium in his home event, eventually settling for fourth.
The Hungaroring saw Porsche Junior, Sven Müller romp to a first win of 2015 having started from pole position. The young German also secured the fastest lap en route to victory as Côme Ledogar and Engelhart finished second and third respectively.
Spa-Francorchamps, the infamous circuit in the Belgian Ardennes, played host to the first double-header of the year. Müller took his second consecutive in race one after overcoming Eng in a titanic scrap.
The positions were reversed in the second encounter however as Eng soaked up the pressure to increase his championship lead over Engelhart to 20 points. The latter finished third in race two (Zöchling taking the position in race one).
Sven Müller could do no wrong at the Italian cathedral of speed, claiming victory in both encounters (and putting himself into championship contention) as he led home local hero, Matteo Cairoli in races one and two. Ammermüller secured a brace of third places.
Race one at COTA in Austin, Texas had to be called off due to a flooded track. Race two started behind the safety car but, when racing eventually got under way it was Alex Riberas who stole the show in tricky conditions.
Michael Ammermüller bested Müller to take second as Philipp Eng’s safe run to eighth place secured the 2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup title, to go alongside his Carrera Cup Deutschland crown.
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