Porsche’s F1 return ‘won’t be in 2026’

Porsche
Porsche

Porsche has definitively decided against entering Formula 1.

Audi was actually the second of the two Volkswagen brands to signal its interest in entering the sport for the start of the new engine rules era in 2026.

But a deal was ultimately struck with Sauber – while Porsche’s talks with Red Bull fell flat.

It remained possible, however, that Porsche would find another team to partner with. But according to France’s Auto Hebdo, “everything seems to indicate that Porsche has ended its project to join the 2026 grid”.

“Porsche has decided to focus on Hypercar and Formula E,” the French magazine’s Jean-Michel Desnoues wrote.

“Never say never, because Porsche may return to Formula 1 someday. But it certainly won’t be in 2026,” he added.

“In any case, that is what the latest whispers from Zuffenhausen seem to indicate.”

Desnoues said his information was sourced trackside at Sebring, in Florida, during the circuit’s recent hosting of a world endurance championship round.

Advertisement

Want to save this information for later?

More in News

2024 Bahrain Test, Day 2 Lewis Hamilton

Drive To Survive Reveals Beginnings Of Mercedes-Hamilton Split

Lewis Hamilton's decision to leave Mercedes might be traced back ...
Audi

Management Turmoil Destabilising Audi’s F1 Project

More talk of management turmoil at Audi has emerged, once ...
Rivals Back Fernando Alonso Over 'Ridiculous' F1 Test Rules

Rivals Back Fernando Alonso Over ‘Ridiculous’ F1 Test Rules

Two more Formula 1 drivers have backed Fernando Alonso's claim ...
Ferrari Fastest On Day 2 Of Pre-Season Testing

Ferrari Fastest On Day 2 Of Pre-Season Testing

The second day of Formula 1’s only pre-season test at ...
Could Adrian Newey Join Lewis Hamilton At Ferrari?

Could Adrian Newey Join Lewis Hamilton At Ferrari?

Ex-Ferrari racer Mika Salo feels there's more behind Lewis Hamilton's ...

Trending on F1 Chronicle