No points were awarded in the shortened race in southern Germany last Sunday and the young BWT Lechner Racing Team driver maintains his tenth position in the drivers’ championship, courtesy of useful points’ scoring finishes in Spain, Monaco, Austria and England.
Speaking ahead of the race in Hungary, Al Faisal said, “I’m really looking forward to the race in Budapest. It’s a track that I have done really well over the last two years. Hopefully we have a good weekend and finish on Sunday in a positive way.”
Al Faisal’s other BWT Lechner Racing Team colleagues, Julien Andlauer and Michael Ammermüller, have pulled away from the chasing pack as teams pass the halfway point of the season.
Andlauer finished second in Hungary last year, behind pole and race winner Thomas Preining, while Ammermüller claimed pole and won the race in 2017.
The race has been a round of the Porsche Supercup since its debut season in 1993 but, with little overtaking opportunities because of its narrow and demanding design, extra emphasis is placed on qualifying.
Sven Müller set the Supercup lap record at the circuit with a time of 1min 48.948sec in 2016.
The training session opens proceedings for the Porsche teams on Friday and is followed by the 30-minute qualifying session on Saturday. The race takes place on Sunday.
2019 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup: Overall standings (after round five): 1 Julien Andlauer (67 points), 2 Michael Ammermüller (64), 3 Ayhancan Güven (50), 4 Florian Latorre (47), 4 Mikkel Pedersen (47), 6 Larry ten Voorde (46), 7 Jaap van Lagen (43), 8 Jaxon Evans (34), 9 Tio Ellinas (31), 10 Al Faisal al Zubair (26).