Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Porsche May Return to Formula 1 as an Engine Supplier
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Porsche May Return to Formula 1 as an Engine Supplier

It can't do much worse than Honda

Collin Woodard
Sep 5, 2017

Porsche may have withdrawn from Le Mans to focus on Formula E, but that may not be its only involvement in racing. It's also considering becoming an engine supplier for Formula 1. According to Autosport, Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance head, used the Italian Grand Prix to meet with F1 chief Ross Brawn. He also spoke openly about the fact that Porsche was discussing its potential role as an engine supplier.

"F1 could be one of the right places," Meschke told Autosport. "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." But according to Meschke, Porsche isn't interested in becoming a works team. The "discussions are around being a supplier," he said.

2017 Porsche 911
$89,400 Base Model (MSRP) 20/29 MPG Fuel Economy

If Porsche did join F1, though, it wouldn't be for a couple more years. At the moment, the plan is to start in 2021 to coincide with the rules change. But it seems like F1's new owner, Liberty Media, is pretty interested in adding Porsche as a supplier, potentially making this decision more likely.

"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," Sean Bratches, F1's commercial head, told Autosport. "The inclusion of Porsche, which is a heritage racing brand in our sport, would be highly valued."

Source: Autosport

 

By Collin Woodard
38 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The 2020 Tesla Roadster goes from 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed of 250-plus mph, and can go 620 miles on one charge. Find out more here!
Alex NishimotoNov 17, 2017
What it took to prep the Super Street 2018 Toyota C-HR for the 2017 SEMA Show
Sam DuNov 16, 2017
Preview the January 2018 issue of Super Street, featuring SE*KI Motorsports’ 580HP 180SX; Michael Baghdadi’s Evo VIII; Will Tetro’s 1,100HP FC RX-7; Scotty G’s K20 911; and much more!
Bob HernandezNov 16, 2017
Whether you're into rotary powered vehicles or the more polarizing non-rotary builds, all of these RX-7s are insanely good.
Jofel TolosaNov 16, 2017
Set to arrive in 2020, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro receives more power and additional aerodynamic updates compared to the road car.
Kelly PleskotNov 16, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Porsche 911
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP