Electric Touring Car Racing

John Filippi

About John

Hailing from the French island of Corsica, John began his racing career in 2012, competing in the Single Seater V de V Challenge. In his second year in the series, John won the championship and moved up to Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In 2014, the Frenchman made the switch from single-seaters to touring cars, securing a drive in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). He spent five seasons at the pinnacle of touring car racing, picking up numerous top-ten finishes and showcasing impressive speed throughout his time in the championship. John has since taken part in the TCR Europe Touring Car Series, piloting our i30 N TCR in his second year in the championship in 2020. Behind the wheel of the Hyundai he secured a number of podium finishes on his way to second place in the drivers’ championship. John is one of four drivers set to take on the inaugural PURE ETCR season in our Veloster N ETCR in 2021.




TCR Europe Touring Car Series
Best result: 1st overall, Circuito del Jarama
Final classification: 2nd


TCR Europe Touring Car Series
Best result: 11th overall, Monza
Final classification: 31st


FIA World Touring Car Cup
Best result: 5th overall, Slovakia
Final classification: 26th


World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 4th overall, China, Qatar
Final classification: 12th


World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 8th overall, Hungary
Final classification: 18th


World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 8th overall, Morocco
Final classification: 18th


World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 8th overall, Morocco
Final classification: 18th


Q1.Who is your motorsport idol? 

Michael Schumacher, he was winning everything when I started to watch F1.

Q2.What are your hobbies?

I really enjoy mountain activities; trekking, canoeing, climbing.

Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

Probably somewhere that I haven’t visited yet.

Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a race driver?

I would really like to have been either a plane pilot or car designer.

Q5.What is your favorite food? 

Paella is definitely my favourite, but I also really like Japanese food.

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Determined, versatile, passionate


Personal data


27. Feb 1995

Place of birth:

Bastia, France





ETCR Facts

First Event:

Race of Italy 2021

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