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  • May 23rd 2013 at 12:46PM
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American race driver Connor de Phillippi was recently added to the roster of Porsche Juniors, the arm of Porsche's factory racing program that develops new talent. The 20-year-old is contesting the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland series with FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport, and last weekend, he raced the series round at the Nürburgring. Starting 15th on the grid, de Phillippi would cross the line in ninth out of 32 finishers.

Courtesy of his in-car camera, you can watch his entire first lap in the video below – there's no music added, just engine whine during nine minutes of crests, turns, bumpy straights and that wicked Carousel. Enjoy.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      he twisted some knobs on the center console, I wonder what those are.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jonathan, thanks for posting this video! I have followed Connor De Phillippi since he was winning SKUSA SuperNational Championships as an early teen, so it's great to see him continue rising up the Motorsport ladder. Now that he earned a spot in the Porsche Motorsport family, it will be great to follow him internationally. We need more American racing drivers in Europe. Of course it would be fantastic to see an American running in F1 full-time (not just a test driver like Rossi or an up and comer like Daly), but there are opportunities for talented drivers like De Phillippi to get involved with other factory teams in other forms of racing, like sports car racing. Anyways, thanks again for the posting of this video and I hope to see Connor join Patrick Long as a Porsche Works driver in the very near future! I know he has the talent and at just 20 years old, he has plenty of miles left in the tank to gain the international sports car racing experience and make us American fans very proud!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks for making my daily commute feel even more boring now......!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      At 4:26... that's why I can't and won't drive a rear engine porsche
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's with the really bumpy section at around 5:57? I would expect this to be smoothed out at a track like the Nurburgring.
        • 2 Years Ago
        That is one of the many challenges to this track. A lot of it's unchanged from the 1920's and the Nordschleife has remained a public one-way toll road for nearly 80 years, except when it is closed off for testing, training lessons, or racing events. So it get's A LOT of use! The section at 5:57 that you're referring to is called, "The Caracciola Karussell" and it's one of the most iconic, slowest and original corners of the whole track. For this race, they were running the 25.378 kilometers or 15.769 miles long track configuration, which takes a 450hp 911 GT3 Cup car around 8:40's to navigate. For anyone who's played one of the Gran Turismo or console/online racing games, I'm sure you remember this corner! http://bandverde.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/karussell.jpg
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      what does he keep adjusting downforce? air conditioner? traction control?
      • 2 Years Ago
      The yellow car in front is running away.
      • 2 Years Ago
      God this guy has the life! It s great to see an American driver in Europe, I will start watching it now.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, you could loose a filling while you're down in the Karrusell...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Go get 'em kid.
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