Porsche is considering F1 return

Porsche has confirmed it is interested in returning to F1 as an engine supplier after meeting the sport’s bosses in Monza.

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The German manufacturer has recently announced it will leave WEC after deciding it is not getting back enough to continue, and despite having committed to Formula E it has still been sending representatives to recent 2021 F1 engine meetings.

Porsche’s deputy chairman Lutz Meschke met with Ross Brawn and others at the Italian GP weekend. Telling Motorsport.com:

“F1 could be one of the right places,”As you know Formula E is very important for us now, and F1 is always a good topic to think about. And I think we are in quite good discussions regarding the new engine.”

“As you know Formula E is very important for us now, and F1 is always a good topic to think about. And I think we are in quite good discussions regarding the new engine.”

Whether the suggested less technological V6 engines would be appealing to Porsche he said:

“Absolutely. We have to cut costs in F1, and it’s a good way to reach this target.”

Adding:

“discussions are around being a supplier,” as such a works team is not yet on the cards.

Ross Brawn also said Libert would like to have Porsche in F1 come 2021.

“Ultimately we’re trying to create a platform and environment where more engine manufacturers and brands and teams come into this sport and make it a compelling business proposition to do so,” he said.

“As the individual who kind of runs marketing and branding at F1 the inclusion of Porsche, which is a heritage racing brand in our sport, would be highly valued.”

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