Porsche to 'discuss' F1 programme
1 October 2010 – Porsche could compete in the FIA Formula One World Championship in the not-too-distant future, Porsche’s new chairman, Matthias Mueller said today at the Paris Motor Show. If Porsche does opt to make a comeback, 2013 looks likely, as that is when the new engine regulations will be adopted.
Speaking in an interview with Autocar, Muller revealed that it doesn’t make any sense for Porsche and Audi - both now part of the Volkswagen Group - to go up against each other in the LMP1 class in sportscars.
"With LMP1, there are two classes and two brands - Audi and Porsche. We do not like to both go into LMP1 [against each other]; that is not so funny," Mueller said.
"So therefore we have to discuss whether it makes better sense for one of the [two] brands to go into LMP1, and the other brand into F1. So we will have a round-table to discuss the pros and cons."
Porsche last had a presence in F1 almost twenty years ago, when it supplied engines to Footwork in 1991.