Porsche and Formula 1® have extended their collaboration for eight years, longer than ever before covered in a single contract, meaning the support series will have been on the FIA Formula One World Championship™ calendar for almost four decades. In 2023, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be part of eight European Formula 1® races.
The 31st Supercup season kicks off in May as a support race to the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DEL MADE IN ITALY E DELL’EMILIA-ROMAGNA 2023, with the finale held at the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2023 in September.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will continue as a support series to the FIA Formula One World Championship™, as it has done each season without exception since 1993. Both partners have extended the agreement for eight years until 2030. For the 2023 season, the international one-make cup contested with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will be part of eight European Grand Prix™ events. The 2023 calendar includes Imola (Italy), Monte Carlo (Monaco), Spielberg (Austria), Silverstone (United Kingdom), Budapest (Hungary), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Zandvoort (Netherlands) and Monza (Italy). Furthermore, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan retain their places in the support programme of the Formula 1® races in China and Singapore or Japan until 2030.
“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,” comments Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport.
“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,” adds Michael Dreiser, Sales Director Porsche Motorsport.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO, Formula 1, said: “For 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. 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.”
For the 2023 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, 28 permanent spots are available for registered competitors. Depending on the capacity of the racetracks, additional guest drivers may enrol. At the majority of last season’s Supercup races, 32 Porsche 911 vehicles treated fans in the packed grandstands to some thrilling racing.