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Porsche Junior Driver: Alessandro Ghiretti

Porsche Junior Driver: Alessandro Ghiretti

Alessandro Ghiretti has the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup title in his sights this year, continuing his charge with the backing of the Porsche Junior programme.

Having undergone extensive testing within the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme Shoot-out Event at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal late last year, Ghiretti emerged victorious, beating 11 other drivers to become Porsche’s Junior driver for 2024. 

The 22-year-old Frenchman is the reigning Rookie champion of the series, and also finished as runner-up in the Porsche Carrera Cup France last season. 

Hailing from Montauban in the south of France, Ghiretti inherited the passion for motor racing early in life: His father Alain contested numerous races in single-seaters; his grandfather had a penchant for historic motorsport and worked in that scene as a mechanic in his free time. 

The new Porsche Junior’s family gave him the backing he needed when he started racing in karts at the age of seven. Starting out in single-seaters, he raced in Formula 4, starting in Italy in 2017 before taking the South East Asian championship in 2018.
Alessandro Ghiretti was named Porsche’s newest junior in December
Alessandro Ghiretti has the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup title in his sights this year
In 2021, he moved to Porsche Carrera Cup France, and also made his first Supercup appearance. After achieving fourth place overall in the first season, he improved to third in 2022, before finishing as runner-up last year.

With 2023 Porsche Junior driver Bastian Buus having claimed overall victory in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup last season, Ghiretti will be hoping to follow in his footsteps. 

Among others, he also has the support of Sascha Maassen, two-time Le Mans class winner with Porsche and winner of the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in 1994, who will support the youngster as a coach throughout the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup season.

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
2023: Rookie champion, seventh overall in the standings with a podium at Silverstone

Porsche Carrera Cup France
2023: Runner-up in the standings with two wins and 10 podiums, one pole position and two fastest laps
2022: Third in the standings with five podiums
2021: Fourth in the standings with six podiums and one fastest lap

Le Mans Cup
2020: One race at Portimao, finished ninth

Asian F3
2019: Third overall with four podiums

2019: Sixth-place in standings, three podiums

South East Asian F4
2018: Champion, scored 14 wins and 21 podiums, four pole positions and 12 fastest laps
2017-18: Took part in six races, finished 10th with one win and five podiums

French F4
2018: Scored two podiums in six races

Italian F4
- 2017: Took part in six races in his first single-seater season