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Gustav Malja heads to Mexico for Porsche Supercup finale

After a highly intense summer, featuring racing on basically all weekends, the past month has been one of more tranquility for Gustav Malja. Since scoring a podium in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland finale at Hockenheim in late September, the Swede has been away from the track, preparing for the one remaining round this season: this weekend’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup showdown in the bustling metropolis of Mexico City.

Staged at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the highest-altitude track on the calendar at 2200 meters above sea level, the Supercup finale will feature two races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. This is Malja’s first visit to the circuit, named after Mexico’s famous racing brothers of the 1960s. 

  • WHAT? Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Round 9/9
  • WHERE? Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City
  • HOW TO FOLLOW? Both races are broadcast live on Eurosport and Viasat Motor. Live timing at www.racecam.de. Session reports on Facebook.

 

”After a one-month break, it’ll be great to get back in the car this weekend in Mexico City. I have never been there before, but it looks like an interesting track. It could take some laps to get the hang of it – it looks quite challenging. I’m optimistic, having had a positive Carrera Cup Deutschland finale with a podium at Hockenheim, and I obviously hope to take that form to Mexico. This is the only time during the Supercup season that we’ll have two races, so there’s lots to win or lose. It should be great fun and I’m definitely ready!”

 

TIME TABLE

All times local (GMT-05:00)

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Round 9 | Mexico City (Mexico)

Friday 26 October
Free Practice: 16.00-16.45

Saturday 27 October
Qualifying: 11.25-11.55
Race 1 (16 laps): 15.00-15.35

Sunday 28 October
Race 2 (16 laps): 10.15-10.50

Age: 22
2018 programme: Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup & Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
Team: Project 1
CV: 2nd, ADAC Formel Masters (2012) – Swedish karting champion (2009) – Rydell Special Award recipient (2011-2012) – McLaren Performance Academy ”Driver of the Year” (2014).