Supercup: Müller Wins At Hungaroring
Sven Müller took his third win of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2016 season at the Hungaroring in Budapest, moving him into the lead of the hotly contested Porsche one-make series…
In front of the Formula One glitterati, 24-year-old Porsche Junior, Müller, beat pole sitter Robert Lukas off the line to take the lead in glorious 26-degree Celsius temperatures. Typical of the Hungaroring, a crash in the first corner off the start saw four 911s wiped-out causing a safety car period for five laps. Once the green flags were flying Müller pulled away and made the race his own. “I had no answer to Sven today,” commented Lukas, “He managed to pull away after the safety car phase. I didn’t get any pressure behind so I’m thrilled that I could bring home a relatively stress-free podium result.” With Lukas clinching second spot, the final podium place went to Michael Ammermüller, who had started the race in fourth spot.
Further back in the pack, Porsche Junior, Mathieu Jaminet, had posted the fastest time in qualifying but during scrutineering his 911’s ride height was discovered to be too high, and his times subsequently deleted. Jaminet was then at fault for the pile-up at turn one on the first lap, but despite this he still sits in second spot behind Müller in the championship, in third place sits fellow Porsche Junior, Matteo Cairoli, who finished seventh in an equally frustrating race. Cairoli lost three places at the start and ended up embroiled in a hard fought battle with Porsche Junior colleague, Dennis Olsen. Olsen filled in for Christian Engelhart this weekend, who was prevented from competing due to a conflict of schedules.
Müller was delighted to win this, the fifth of ten races in the series: “I’m absolutely thrilled with this victory. It was not easy with the long safety car phase right at the beginning of the race. But on the last lap I even managed to turn the fastest lap. That was a great weekend.”
Round six of the Mobil 1 Supercup takes place as support to the Formula 1 weekend at, Hockenheim, on 29 to 31 July.
Race result, Round Five, Hungary:
|1.||Sven Müller||Lechner MSG Racing Team||14 laps|
|2.||Robert Lukas||Förch Racing by Lukas Motorsport||14 laps|
|3.||Michael Ammermüller||Lechner MSG Racing Team||14 laps|
|4.||Jeffrey Schmidt||Lechner Racing Middle East||14 laps|