The process was routine for Michael Ammermüller: pull on the gloves, put on the helmet and fasten the seatbelt. But the German racing driver was not sitting in a vehicle. As the champion of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, he was given the opportunity to climb into one of the most state-of-the-art test devices for race cars – the driving simulator at the PorscheDevelopment Centre in Weissach.
Ammermüller knows a lot about fast lap times in a 911. The former Formula 1 test driver has been competing in the PorscheOne-Make-Series since 2012. In 2017 and 2018, he was crowned champion of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Ammermüller became the fifth driver, after Patrick Huisman, Richard Westbrook, Jeroen Bleekemolen and René Rast, to defend the championship in the international One-Make-Series. In the races, which are traditionally held as part of the Formula 1 supporting programme, the experienced driver raced a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with 485PS.