For the 2015 racing season, Porsche will support three talented young drivers as Porsche Juniors: Connor de Phillippi (22), Sven Müller (23) and Matteo Cairoli (18) will all tackle the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland for their respective teams.
Each driver enjoys Porsche's backing for their entire season including financial support of 200,000 Euros. In addition, the trio will attend workshops in the fields of fitness, media relations and psychological training to help with their development. All three will be assisted over the course of the year by former Porsche works driver Sascha Maassen.
Details On Each Driver
American-born Connor de Phillippi contests the Supercup for the VERVA Lechner Racing squad and in the Carrera Cup he drives for Land Motorsport. This is his third season as a Porsche Junior.
Germany's Sven Müller fights for championship points in both series for the Walter Lechner Racing team. This is his second season as a Porsche Junior.
“I’m looking forward to my second season as a Porsche Junior. It’s the best support you can imagine as a budding professional race driver. To prepare perfectly for the season we joined the Porsche GT factory pilots at the fitness camp in Qatar, where we underwent eight days of intensive physical training. Every day I see a noticeable boost in my fitness level. I’m pleased to have a strong team like Lechner Racing supporting me,” says Müller.
The third junior, Italy’s Matteo Cairoli, has chosen the Project 1 / Fast Track Racing Center outfit for his campaign in the two championships.
In addition to the one-make series, the three young pilots will also race a Porsche at selected rounds of the VLN Endurance Championship on the Nürburgring while Cairoli and Müller will participate in the Nürburgring 24 hour race.
Current Drivers Who Received Their Start In Porsche's Junior Program
Some of most successful pilots to come from Porsche’s young driver initiative are Porsche works drivers Timo Bernhard, Marc Lieb and Patrick Long. In addition, after winning the 2014 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Earl Bamber was promoted from Porsche Junior to works driver.