F1 » Ecclestone vows to facilitate Porsche F1 return

As speculation mounts regarding a potential grand prix comeback for one of the most iconic names in automotive history - Porsche - influential F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone has lent the idea his full support

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James Montgomery

October 11, 2010 2:04 PM

Well.... as long as this time the car is not 150 KG overweight and loosing 100 hp to their rivals then yay!

I think new manufactors coming in as engine supliers is better for the sport compared to running their own team.. a few is great..... 8 wasnt

mikeas - Unregistered

October 11, 2010 3:10 PM

@jimmy: "Well, I would rather like to see Porsche back in Le Mans and Audi move to F1"
It's just a badge really ... In the end it will be the VW marketing guys who will decide which brand/badge will be on the car.

After all there is no real relationship between the Mercedes F1 car and the stuff trundling off the production line at Stuttgart ... its just a badge (and a not inconsiderable budget!).


October 11, 2010 5:12 PM

Porsche made it clear that they will only be interested in F1 if there is a new engine rule.
For a new engine rule to come into effect the present engine manufacturers will have to agree.
To change over to a 1.6l turbo 3 bar 650BHP @10k RPM engine does not make economical sense for the present F1 V8 engine manufacturers.
Going/seen to be going Green, cost and less fuel consumption have nothing to do with what the FIA/BE and anybody supporting them in their suggested new engine rule really wants, the agenda/scope/target/aim is totally different from the declared aims, it's called politics which shows one thing while the real target is totally different.


October 11, 2010 6:54 PM

sunny. although it would be great to see another engine manufacturer in the sport, i cannot understand why porsche would be interested in 1.6 turbo, as they dont use small capacity engines in their cars. small engines are far more in the realm of vw.
i am also surprised at the low revs. after all a vtec would rev harder.

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