• Porsche R&D Chief: "We can afford our own Formula One team"

Rumors of Porsche making a return to Formula One took another turn for the better after another prominent figure in the company came forward and talked about the possibility of seeing the brand back in the F1 grid in the coming years.

About a week ago, it was brought to our attention that Porsche’s chief executive, Matthias Mueller, commented on the possibility of making a comeback in Formula One through one capacity or another. Now, the brand’s research and development director, Wolfgang Durhelmer has likewise come out with his own take of the growing possibility that Porsche will make a comeback to Formula One since leaving the sport as an engine supplier back in 1991. What’s more, Durhelmer also said that in the event that the company does decide to come back to the sport, it would do so by fielding its own team.

"If Porsche was to go to Formula One, then it would only be with its own team, because you need complete control over all the competition-related factors, including the car and its technology," Durhelmer said.

"Porsche is a very profitable company, we can afford that".

We certainly hope that these are more than just hearsay or cheap talk from Porsche because no matter which way you spin it, the brand’s participation will only make Formula One that much more interesting.


Source: Yahoo UK

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  (474) posted on 07.29.2011

Well, I guess its better not to join the F1 race for they just going to waste their money here! I think it would be better if they are going to build higher speed performing vehicle like the Porsche 911.

  (428) posted on 07.29.2011

Porsche is one of the luxurious vehicle in the market so definitely they can afford their own Formula One team. However, I don’t think that it’s necessary to join in the F1 race for it needs tons of moolah to maintain one F1 car!

  (762) posted on 05.30.2011

Well, definitely this luxury company is capable on having their won team. And I think Porsche production car has an impressive speed I bet they could do the same with their racing car.

  (599) posted on 05.30.2011

What exactly is the car that they been trying to join in the Formula One race?
Well, for a Porsche car I have a trust on their engine and it can boost in the race track!

  (320) posted on 11.10.2010

Is this rumor already confirmed??I guess it wasn’t put in the rumor section anymore...

  (806) posted on 10.21.2010

Just focus on the racing that matters: F1 and Le Mans.

  (648) posted on 10.20.2010

not bad though. but I’m not aware why does the Porsche leave the formula one.

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