Porsche Carrera Cup: Engelhart wins the last race but Muller takes the title
Sven Muller is the new Porsche Carrera Cup Germany season despite being penalized in the last race of 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany at Hockenheim.
Sven Muller again started from pole position and had a great advantage to Christian Engelhart, his only rival in the title battle, who started from P6. Saturday’s race winner Jeffrey Schmidt started from P2 while David Kolkmann and Nick Yelloly were in the second row of the grid.
Like in the first race, Schmidt quickly overtook Muller to take the lead but not for a long. On lap 2, Muller did ugly move and pushed Schmidt from behind. The Swiss driver lost control of his car, slid out of track and hit the barriers. His Porsche was badly damaged and he had to retire.
Video – Muller and Schmidt accident
The safety car was deployed for one lap and after the restart, Muller was on the top while Engelhart was just behind him. However, Muller got a drive-through penalty and dropped to the 12th place. Now Engelhart had a good chance to win the title but with eight laps to go, another safety car was deployed.
Muller started to chase frantically and soon the Konrad Motorsport driver was on P7. He stayed at the position until the end what was enough to clinch the title in front of Engelhart who won the race. Nick Yelloly finished 2nd in the season-closing race while Matteo Cairoli completed the podium.