Jul 5, 2024

Lirim Zendeli has arrived in the UK for round 4 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup which is being held this weekend at the iconic Silverstone circuit – the self-styled Home of Motor Racing – as part of the British Grand Prix Formula 1 programme.

One week ago, at Zeltweg in Austria, the MIM-contracted driver was embroiled in a full-scale battle with his closest Supercup rivals, with excursions onto the grass and elbows-out body contact throughout the race.

The young German showed encouraging signs in the early stages, rapidly moving into third from P8 on the grid by lap 2, but his tyres deteriorated after he was forced to take to the grass, and Lirim finished outside the top 10.

This weekend’s race at Silverstone – a fast and wide circuit where drivers can unleash the full potential of their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machines – offers the perfect opportunity for Zendeli to make further progress and put some good points on the board.

“I’m sure this weekend is going to be unpredictable because of the weather, but at least I like the circuit,” declared Lirim. “It’s going to rain today but you never really know if it’s raining or if it’s dry. So, I’ll just sit in and do the best I can. I don’t have a lot of experience with the rain, but you never know, it always depends on the track position, if the track is drying and on the setup a lot as well. I think our car will be fast in every condition, so we need to take it easy and just do our job. Last week I got pushed away a lot of times. I lost my front lip, so obviously it was not optimal, but I’m showing in my third race that I belong to the front and that’s something we are going to push more even now and towards the end of the year. It’s always difficult with track limits and it’s going to be a bit chaotic in the race, because of people going wide everywhere, but it’s the same for everyone.”

Round 4 at Silverstone gets underway with practice on Friday evening at 5:40 pm (CEST) and continues Saturday at 4:45 pm (CEST) with Qualifying. Then, on Sunday at 11:55 am (CEST), the field competes over 14 laps of the 5.891 km circuit to determine the winner in front of the packed stands.