Porsche Supercup to Remain on F1 Support Schedule Until 2030

Formula 1 has confirmed Porsche Supercup will remain on the Grand Prix support schedule until at least 2030. The popular one-make series has been racing alongside F1 since 1993.

The Porsche Supercup will remain part of the Formula 1 support package until at least 2030, following the signing of a new deal between Porsche and F1. The new deal is the continuation of a long-standing partnership between the two parties. 

Porsche Supercup celebrated its 30th season in 2022, having been held as a support event on Formula 1 weekends since its inception in 1993. It made its debut at the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix.

As well as the continuation of the Porsche Supercup, the brand has also announced that the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championships will continue to appear at F1 events.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship has previously appeared on the support schedule at the Chinese Grand Prix, while other regional Porsche championships appeared as support races at the Bahrain, Saudi Arabian, Australian and Sao Paulo Grands Prix in 2022.

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says that the signing of the new long-term Porsche deal highlights Formula 1’s growth and influence:

For more than 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.”

2023 Porsche Supercup calendar revealed

In addition to the new eight-year deal, Porsche Supercup has also announced its 2023 calendar. The 31st season of the one-make series will see 28 identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machine go wheel-to-wheel at eight European venues across the Formula 1 season.

DatesEventWhere?Other Support Categories
May 17-192024 Emilia Romagna Grand PrixImolaFormula 2, Formula 3
May 23-262024 Monaco Grand PrixMonacoFormula 2, Formula 3
June 28-302024 Austrian Grand PrixSpielbergFormula 2, Formula 3
July 5-72024 British Grand PrixSilverstoneFormula 2, Formula 3
July 19-212024 Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroringFormula 2, Formula 3
July 26-282024 Belgian Grand PrixSpaFormula 2, Formula 3
August 23-252024 Dutch Grand PrixZandvoortFormula 2
August 30-September 12024 Italian Grand PrixMonzaFormula 2, Formula 3

The 2023 season begins at Imola, on May 19-21, in support of the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The season will also end in Italy, with the last race of the year taking place at Monza, on the Italian Grand Prix weekend, on September 1-3.

Luxembourg’s Dylan Pereira is the reigning Porsche Supercup champion. In 2022, he took the crown from Larry ten Voorde, who had won the title in the previous two seasons. Pereira beat the Dutchman to the title by only ten points.

As well as the 28 regular drivers, select rounds of the 2023 championship will also feature guest stars. Porsche Supercup has attracted plenty of famous names as guest drivers in the past, including Mika Häkkinen, Richard Burns and, more recently, Patrick Dempsey. Häkkinen is the only guest star to have won a Porsche Supercup race. He won two rounds in the series’ inaugural season at Monaco and the Hungaroring.

Porsche Supercup is the third support series confirmed for Formula 1 in 2023. The 2023 Formula 2 and Formula 3 calendar were announced in early November. Both junior categories will race at Albert Park for the first time in 2023. 

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