Connor de Phillippi returns for a second season as a factory-supported Porsche junior driver competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. The 20-year-old Californian will join Austria’s Klaus Bachler (22), Alex Riberas (19) from Spain and Sven Mueller (21, Germany) on the Porsche junior team.
Porsche provides its juniors with a large proportion of the season’s budget and coaches the talented youngsters off the racetrack, as well. For his second season in Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, de Philippi has plans earned from experience as a rookie.
“I now know how important it is to achieve a good qualifying result if you want to do well in a Carrera Cup sprint race,” says de Phillippi. “Winning the rookie classification was a good start. But next year I’ll be aiming for the podium. I’m up against some tough opposition, but my dream is to climb to the very top step.”
De Phillippi and Riberas will each receive funding of 150,000 euro approximately $205,000 to support another year in Germany’s one-make series. De Phillippi concluded his first season in the GT vehicle as the best newcomer and ranked ninth overall.
In 2014, the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will be run in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, which was raced exclusively in the 2013 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.