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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Porsche to return to Formula One after nineteen year absence

Recent rumours are circulating pointing towards Porsche rejoining Formula One sometime in the near future. Although there has been no official confirmation, Porsche boss has mentioned words which heighten the likelihood.

Apparently there’s been discussions going around at the current Paris Motor Show between Porsche CEO, Matthias Mueller, and Audi motorsport chief, Wolfgang Ulrich, surrounding the two company’s future in motorsport.

The two companies are looking to venture into Le Mans and Formula One, but with Audi already in Le Mans it’s unlikely the two will battle it out against each other, leaving the door open for Porsche to join F1. Porsche boss, Matthias Mueller, recently said to Autocar at the Paris show,

“We have to discuss whether it makes better sense for one of the brands to go into LMP1, and the other brand into Formula One. So we will have a round-table to discuss the pros and cons.”

Meanwhile, Audi motorsport chief, Wolfgang Ulrich, abruptly rejected the suggestion, saying, “Audi and F1 do not fit together.”

Now these are just rumours at this stage but with Porsche boss saying those words it’s hard to ignore the possibility of such movement.

The last time Porsche was involved in Formula One was between 1984 and 1987 with the McLaren TAG-Porsche powered red and white Marlboro car. The car, in various iterations, took 25 wins during that period. Porsche then returned unsuccessfully in 1991 supplying engines to Footwork cars and has since not returned to the international championship.

It would certainly provide spectators will excellent rivalry between Ferrari and Porsche if the company did return to F1, and possibly attract more overall supporters and interest to the sport.

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