German luxury car maker Porsche canceled plans to enter F1 in the 2026 season after Austrian energy drink maker Red Bull was unwilling to sell its half stake in the Formula 1 team. The deal with Red Bull included the sale of a 50% stake in the team, including the division for the production of power units, and unofficially, the boss of the team, Christian Horner, should also be replaced at Porsche.
In 2026, the Porsche and Audi brands will take advantage of the change in the technical rules of Formula 1 and join the championship, confirmed the director of the Volkswagen Group, Herbert Diess. "For Porsche, the matter is more or less decided, but not so much for Audi," said Diess, who said that Volkswagen had decided to enter because of the growing popularity of Formula 1. Porsche is expected to enter the championship as a partner in the field. engines at the Red Bull team, and Audi is expected to flirt with the purchase of the existing McLaren team, or Williams or Sauber. "If you want to be involved in motorsport, then you have to compete in Formula 1, says Diess, who is counting on airing technical regulations." Formula 1 is difficult to enter unless the rules change. " word moment
At today's meeting of the board of directors, the Volkswagen Group gave the green light for its Audi and Porsche brands to enter Formula 1. The entry or return of renowned German brands to F1 has been talked about and speculated for a long time, and a Volkswagen representative confirmed to Reuters. that the two brands will also reveal details soon. While Reuters reports that Audi is expected to enter Formula 1 by buying the McLaren team for half a billion euros and Porsche will enter as a technology partner of the Red Bull team, German Auto Motor und Sport claims that the McLaren team is not for sale, so the Germans are expected to buy the Sauber team, which is a close partner of Ferrari under the name Alfa Romeo, and in their wind tunnel Audi is already developing its Le Mans series car. The buyout of the team is also expected to be on the table
Representatives of Volkswagen brands Audi and Porsche were present at the recent talks on the powertrains of the new Formula 1 era, which will take place after 2025, and expressed the desire for F1 race cars to be powered by four-wheel drive. Italian colleagues at the Gazzetta dello Sport say that in the conversations that took place at the Red Bull Ring during the racing weekends, practically everyone agreed that race cars will continue to use hybrid powertrains in the future, but these would not be cheaper and easier. Volkswagen is flirting with entering F1 with one of its brands, Audi or Porsche, and one of the conditions for that would be a change in one of the fundamental elements. "Representatives of German manufacturers with experience in WEC and Formula E racing suggested that
Porsche is developing a prototype car for the new LMDh rules, with which it will be able to compete in both the WEC Championship, the Le Mans race and the IMSA series. The LMDh category race cars will weigh about 1000 kilograms and develop a power of 680 horsepower. “The new LMDh category allows us to fight for joint victories in the classic Le Mans, Daytone and Sebring races with a hybrid system,” said Oliver Blume, Porsche’s CEO. "This project is extremely attractive to Porsche. Endurance racing is part of the DNA of our brand." Porsche has a record in manufacturers ’victories at Le Mans. Their last success with Bernhard, Hartley and Bamber in 2017 was their nineteenth. A study of Porsche's hyper race car, with which they want to return to the WEC, IMSA series in 2023 and, of course, to only
Zuffenhausen started developing the 911 GT3 Cup at the beginning of last year and prepared a completely new aerodynamic package for it, based on the one we will also see on turbo models, which means, among other things, that it will be 28 mm wider than in predecessor. The front is also slightly wider, mainly due to the new, wider fenders, and compared to its predecessor, the 992 generation is now significantly more made of aluminum (70 percent), the rest is steel, while the doors, bonnet and rear carbon fiber reinforced plastic skirt. Power and torque are provided by a four-liter atmospheric boxer six-cylinder, which at best will (8.400 rpm) is capable of 510 hp and 470 Nm of maximum torque at 6.150 rpm. The engine is connected to
According to Honda's announcement that it will withdraw from Formula 2021 after the 1 season, German media report that the Red Bull team is already in talks with the German brand Porsche about the supply of engines. Volkswagen has been looking for an opportunity to interfere in the Formula 1 championship with its luxury brand Porsche for a long time, and for this purpose they are now concluding a cooperation with the Red Bull Racing team, but it is not about cooperation in the 2022 season, but only in 2026, when Formula 1 will get a new powertrain design. Although the cooperation would start only in 6 years, such an agreement should be concluded soon, as mostly all engine manufacturers started developing current powertrains a few years before the introduction in the 2014 season.
Porsche attended the last meeting on the new drivetrain rules for the 2021 season, which have been going on since last October, but otherwise they have not yet promised anything to Liberty Media and not the International Automobile Federation (FIA). As it is known, Porsche is not considering returning to Formula 1 with its team, but only as a manufacturer of powertrains. Red Bull and Williams are expected to want a possible collaboration. The Williams team has worked with them in the past. Toto Wolf said he would like to see Porsche in Formula 1. "The bigger the competition the more we enjoy the race. They're obviously interested, which is great." Wolf added that talks on the rules for the 2021 season are still ongoing, they are not the only ones to flirt with Porsche's entry into Formula 1. "Next week
With a slightly redesigned LMP1 race car, Porsche has set a new lap record for the legendary Nordschleife track. So the circle looked out of the racer’s cab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmSUHhP3ug
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 the role of the 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. The rumors got an additional impetus, now that McLaren has parted ways with Honda, which will now be with St.