No, there’s not going to be a Porsche-backed team racing in Formula 1, but the pride of Stuttgart will very much be a part of the F1 scene again next year. Porsche and F1 have confirmed that the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, the one-marque spec support division, will be a part of eight Grand Prix weekends next year. The series matches a diverse field of drivers in 911 GT3 racing cars on some of the world’s most prominent road circuits, with people from the pinnacle of global motorsports enjoying the rollicking, competitive show.
Anymore, the Supercup teams have frequently put on a better show on road courses than many of the F1 outings they’re intended to support. Michael Ammermuller is coming off a third consecutive Supercup championship for Lechner Racing in 2019; starting fields have boasted driver lineups ranging from two-time F1 champion Mika Hakkinen to American TV actor and sometime racer Patrick Dempsey. The venues being contested by the Supercup series in 2020 will include Zandvoort, Monte Carlo, Spielberg, Austria; Silverstone, Budapest, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, and two stops at Barcelona.