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Porsche has confirmed its interest in F1 engine supply after Monza visit

5 September 2017

According to its financial chief, Porsche is seriously considering returning to Formula 1 as an engine supplier under the proposed 2021 regulations.

Deputy chairman of the executive board and member of the board for finance and IT Lutz Meschke met with, among others, Formula 1’s motorsport managing director Ross Brawn at the Italian Grand Prix last weekend.

Porsche has freed up resources since pulling out of the World Endurance Championship, and has already committed to entering a works-backed team in Formula E from the 2019/20 season. However, the Stuttgart-based company has also sent representatives to the series of Power Unit Working Group meetings about the upcoming 2021 F1 engine regulations.

Meschke said that F1 could be ‘one of the right places’ for Porsche to explore. He added that the marque was engaged in discussions about becoming an engine supplier and said that plans for a more basic, cheaper F1 engine made the prospect of returning to F1 even more appealing to Porsche. However, he insisted that the Stuttgart-based company was only interested in returning as an engine supplier, and ruled out returning as a constructor.

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