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Porsche distances itself again from a possible move into F1

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Realist - Unregistered

January 20, 2011 3:25 PM

Not to mention that they're too busy making ever fatter 'sportscars' and hideous sedans and SUVs. Oh, and their last foray into F1 as an engine supplier resulted in an overweight, underpowered, unreliable, and inefficient lump.

KGBVD - Unregistered

January 20, 2011 4:03 PM

Nope, they are going to LeMans with a hybrid to take on the diesels.

Once again showing that KERS and other green tech is what manufacturers want to show off.

JJJ - Unregistered

January 20, 2011 4:34 PM

"Obviously the chances of the group winning would be increased".

I don't know what to think about this comment. On the one hand it's a sad testament to the fact that they don't have enough faith in themselves to try and go beat Ferrari and the others in F1 but at the same time this is a very rare display of honesty about said testament. He could have given a number of excuses but instead just said what everybody already knows: VAG is only willing to play if succes is almost a certainty and shies away from tough competition.

subiedude - Unregistered

January 20, 2011 8:34 PM

Porsche never runs in the same class against Audi as factory efforts, so it means that they will probably use their advanced technology hybrid in a new class. It is reasonable not to run F1 with the constant craziness of rules, venues and personalities. If Porsche/VW/Audi group gets involved in F1 it will probably be limited to an engine supplier. Sports car racing is their meat and they have always excelled even unexpectedly in those venues. they are always a threat from the very first time they enter a class. The notion that there is a better chance of winning in Le mans type racing is very logical for a German company since most people cannot relate anything other than a Ferrari to F1. More people buy Mercedes because of DTM than F1. F1 has become a very rich man's game with limited manufacturer involvement. Ford and GM dont play that came either.

ze - Unregistered

January 20, 2011 9:25 PM

Perfect, why would the best car makers enter a series that as soon as someone threats to dominate it changes the rules as to transform it in a lottery? Not to mention that can't write the book, giving multiple understandings and interpretations for a rule...
Keep away from that, spend the money developing the always excellent road cars.

richard

January 20, 2011 9:43 PM

calvin. vw have said repeatedly that they have no interest in running a team, but expressed their interest as an engine supplier only, which they have recently qualified saying it would be as audi. they are to drop the diesel lms cars as porsche will be the entrant there with petrol engined cars.

richard

January 20, 2011 9:43 PM

calvin. vw have said repeatedly that they have no interest in running a team, but expressed their interest as an engine supplier only, which they have recently qualified saying it would be as audi. they are to drop the diesel lms cars as porsche will be the entrant there with petrol engined cars.

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