Porsche and a possible participation in the Formula 1, ‘rumors’ that regularly crop up. In the period 2017-2018 was Porsche, however, very close to an entry in the Formula 1 deal.
The iconic Porsche is part of the Volkswagen Group and it is ultimately the Volkswagen Group, that her agreement should give about a possible participation in the Formula 1. For a long time was the boat taken out but in 2017, the management is still excited about a possible participation in the Formula 1.
In an interview with ‘Motorsport.com” let Fritz Enzinger, Head of Group Motorsport at Volkswagen and Head of Motorsport at Porsche, understood that within the Porsche team was set up to a source of power had to develop that would be suitable for Formula 1. That team came after it was decided to stop with the LMP1-project.
“By the end of 2017, we received a concrete mandate of our parent company, despite the withdrawal from the LMP1 a highly efficient six-cylinder engine to develop further,” said Fritz Enzinger, as opposed to ‘Motorsport’.
“Not only on paper but also as hardware, with the idea that this engine in 2019 tested would be. That was the command from the management.”
Volkswagen and Porsche were interested because, in the period 2017-2018 argued to the regulations on F1 engines, if any, to change. A F1 engine with no recovery through the exhaust was possible on the planning. Porsche was part of the meetings between the F1, the FIA and the current manufacturers and, therefore, was concretely interested.
In the end the current manufacturers are not willing to be the concept of the F1 engines change, so Porsche’s plans to possibly in 2021 in the Formula 1 to steps deleted. That plan very concretely were evident from the fact that the concept of the motor is already on the bench turned.
“The source of power was complete and on the bench has turned,” confirmed Enzinger.
Short-term plant Porsche by the jump off of the reglementswijzigingen what the engine is concerned not taking part in the Formula 1. The experience gained with the development of the engine will Porsche according to Enzinger and now apply them to mass production.
In addition, Porsche will also participate in the Formula E, the electric counterpart of the Formula 1.
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