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