"Red Bull is in talks with Porsche about delivering engines" Formula 1

"Red Bull is in talks with Porsche about delivering engines"

By Robert McGillivray 02 October 2020 | 15:51


According to the German motorsport medium F1-Insider, talks are going on between Red Bull Racing and Porsche. Red Bull's current engine supplier, Honda, has announced that it will exit Formula 1 after 2021. As a result, the Austrian racing team will run out of power and will have to look for an alternative.

The successor of the Japanese car manufacturer is not yet known, but talks between Red Bull and Porsche were already underway. "Parent company Volkswagen would be ready to enter F1 with the luxury brand, with Red Bull as a partner team", writes Ralf Bach, who writes for the medium.

However, 2022 still seems too early for the Germans. Insiders assume that Porsche does not want to make the leap to the elite of motorsport until the start of the new engine rules that will come into force in 2026. CEO Herbert Diess already flirted with F1 on LinkedIn in August.

Diess: "Formula 1 a better competition than Formula E"

The Austrian then said: "In my opinion, we should continue to race. Formula 1 becomes CO2-neutral by using synthetic fuels. F1 is a much more exciting and better competition in terms of technology than Formula E, which drives a few laps in game mode in city centres". (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)

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tomasmota16
2 Oct 2020 om 16:13

Their commitment to Formula E seems to be quite serious... mainly because their road car transition to electric is also gaining momentum! It would be amazing to see Porsche running full seasons in F1, but the withdrawal from LMP1 and their FE presence should be a good indicator that they won’t be participating in F1

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