Porsche F1 entry is not useless, says FIA


Porsche stays dedicated to getting into Method 1, regardless of its plan for a partnership with Crimson Bull Racing collapsing in September.

That is in keeping with FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, who on Wednesday following a gathering of the World Motor Sport Council mentioned Porsche continues to be in discussions with F1 groups.

“At Spa-Francorchamps in August, Audi introduced it was becoming a member of the FIA Method One World Championship from 2026 as an influence unit producer,” he mentioned. “We additionally be aware that Porsche are nonetheless in discussions with Method 1 groups.”

Porsche can be on the report as having acknowledged it nonetheless needs an F1 entry, regardless of failing to succeed in a take care of Crimson Bull.

Former Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess in Might mentioned Audi and Porsche had each been authorized by the automaker to enter F1 in 2026, when new energy unit guidelines centered on sustainability are as a result of be launched.

Whereas Audi will enter as an influence unit provider, it’ll additionally companion with an present group whose identification might be revealed later this yr. The group is anticipated to be Sauber whose present partnership with Alfa Romeo ends after 2023.

Porsche was anticipated to observe the same path with Crimson Bull, however could not obtain a deal that will have given it an “equal footing” when it got here to regulate of the group. Negotiations then broke down in September.

Another may very well be McLaren, which has beforehand ran F1 vehicles with Porsche energy items. Moreover, McLaren’s group principal, Andreas Seidl, was beforehand head of Porsche’s motorsport division and ran the automaker’s profitable LMP1 program within the World Endurance Championship.

Then there’s Williams which has a reference to the VW Group. The group’s CEO, Jost Capito, in his final position was head of the Volkswagen R efficiency and motorsport division.


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