Red Bull And Porsche’s F1 Deal Is Officially Off – WTF1

Red Bull And Porsche’s F1 Deal Is Officially Off

After months of talk about Porsche’s entry into Formula 1, the German car manufacturer has released a statement announcing its planned deal with Red Bull has been called off.

Porsche was set to enter F1 as an engine supplier to Red Bull when the new regulations kicked in in 2026 and it was also hoping to take a 50% share of the team.

But there were rumours that Red Bull team bosses Christian Horner and Helmut Marko weren’t so keen on that part – and now the Porsche tie-up isn’t happening at all.

A statement from Porsche read:

“In the course of the last few months, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Red Bull GmbH have held talks on the possibility of Porsche’s entry into Formula 1.

“The two companies have now jointly come to the conclusion that these talks will no longer be continued.

“The premise was always that a partnership would be based on an equal footing, which would include not only an engine partnership but also the team. This could not be achieved.

“With the finalised rule changes, the racing series nevertheless remains an attractive environment for Porsche, which will continue to be monitored.”

At least that last line suggests Porsche is still up for coming to F1 if it can find someone else to partner with!

And whatever happens with Porsche, Volkswagen Group sister brand Audi will still be entering F1 with its own in-house engine, and it’s also expected they will take over the Sauber team that’s currently running as Alfa Romeo.

Are you disappointed by the Porsche news? Let us know in the comments.

12 thoughts on “Red Bull And Porsche’s F1 Deal Is Officially Off

  • Must say I’m glad this is off – mainly because I don’t like RB! However I’m sure there are other teams who won’t mind “going halves” and Porsche win in everything they take on so there’s an exciting prospect for one team out there.

    • Doctor Funkopolis says:

      My understanding is, crazy as it sounds, Audi and Porsche will be having nothing to do with each other in F1.

      I thought for sure it would be a cooperative thing with engines branded separately, but it looks like that won’t be the case at all.

      Seems expensive….

  • markpanoptica says:

    Being 2nd class engine customer team is a bad move…. those are the teams that Porsche may look at.

    Then we could have Merc, Ferrari, Honda, Audi and Porsche engines.

  • ฬ๏ยtєг says:

    I prefer Red Bull to remain a kinda independent team whose Main purpose it is to race in F1. Teams (partially) owned by car manufacturers (with an exception of Ferrari) always have to deal with that manufacturers board of directors who are historically not the most steadfast in their commitment to F1 or motorsports. I think Red Bull does well to stay away from that.

  • Alfred Stephen says:

    Porsche entry to F1 kinda has the same vibe as BMW entry as constructor in the early 2000s anyway. I think Red Bull should be better off by itself.

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