Rumors that Porsche will buy the Red Bull team by 2021 are getting louder after the financial boss of the German car manufacturer in Monza confirmed that they are flirting with a return to Formula One. Lutz Meschke claimed that it was only a role of supplier of powertrains, which according to the new rules in the 2021 season would be entirely according to the wishes of their brand, but it is said that Porsche could be ready after leaving the WEC World Endurance Championship. to its own factory team, which would continue to be led by the same staff led by Christian Horner. At the same time, Adrian Newey would remain head of the technical department, working with Porsche’s racing department in Weissach.
Rumors have gained additional momentum, however, now that McLaren has parted ways with Honda, which will now equip the Scuderio Toro Rosso with its powertrains. This will put them in a position to even buy out the Faenza team in the event of a more successful cooperation.
The owner of Toro Ross and Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz, has reportedly been dissatisfied with the situation in Formula One for some time, which he has shown with several threats to say goodbye to the championship. The last time this happened was in April this year, when the energy drink manufacturer expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of competitive powertrains for teams not owned by powertrain manufacturers.
“An independent powertrain manufacturer must enter Formula One at least by 2021,” said Helmut Marko, Dietrich’s consultant, at the time. “This is more than necessary, and at the same time the generators must be simple, loud, and the price must be lower than ten million. There are enough companies that could supply such powertrains, so we expect the new Formula One owners to find a solution together with the International Automobile Federation FIA by the end of this season. If this does not happen, our future in Formula One is not guaranteed, ”he added.
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