Vivien Keszthelyi finished the Audi Sport TT Cup season at Hockenheim with scoring points on both races, joining to a worldwide movement and with tasting the task to be a helper for a TT Cup driver. This season’s last weekend was also the farewell of the series.
Vivien Keszthelyi was presented on Thursday, a day before the race weekend, as a new member of Dare to be different (#D2BD) what was launched by Susie Wolff, wife of the Formula One Mercedes-Team executive director Toto Wolff. The Debrecen-born Keszthelyi talked to young girls about her experiences in car racing and presented her racing car live to the youngsters.
On Friday the qualifying of the last weekend of TT Cup went not so well for Vivien, who reached P14 which was under her expectations. However on Saturday she finished the first race on P8 and with this she equaled her best result this year.
On the second race she had a good start, immediately moved forward but during an overtaking her car’s right rear wheel was hit and got a so-called “slow puncture”. After an accident the Safety Car deployed but when it left the track Vivien have to come to the pit for a tyre change. Inspite of this she finished on P12 and scored further 8 points on the final race of the season. Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel watched both races at site because his brother Fabian featured in the series.
For Sunday the organizers held the Race of Legends with among others former Formula One driver and Formula-E champion Lucas di Grassi, 9-time Le Mans-winner Tom Kristensen or former DTM-driver Rahel Frey sat behind the wheel of the TT Cup cars and the permanent drivers were the helpers of the legends. Vivien’s number 7 car was driven by Blancpain GT Series-driver Marcel Fässler who won this year’s hungarian race at Hungaroring with an Audi R8 LMS. The swiss driver was only P11 on qualifying but did a great race and finished 3rd behing Frank Stipler and Lucas di Grassi.