F1 » F1 'not interesting' enough for Porsche


Porsche has confirmed that its return to endurance racing will preclude any thoughts of entering the F1 arena.

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nedTed - Unregistered

September 10, 2011 9:09 AM

this coming from a company that has spent most of it's entire road car history basically rehashing the same old car, year after year. Here's a thought, porsche, design a sports car that isn't a 911.

Taipan

September 10, 2011 9:21 AM

nedTed, Porsche did make a car to replace the 911, it was called the 928. It was the only sports car ever to win the European Car of the year award (1978) so it was rather good, but not popular enough to replace the iconic 911. What Porsche has done with the 911 over the decades is incredible, can you think of any other car that was concieved in the '60s (the real blueprint hasn't changed much since the '30s) which is still a class leader?
Lotus 7
Land Rover Defender maybe

blzbub

September 10, 2011 9:30 AM

Are Porsche another company having a 'dig' at F1. Also spotted at Monza, Randy Bernard ceo of IndyCar, as a Ferrari guest. The proposed new greener F1 brand is going to face some competition from 2014.

grantrd

September 10, 2011 9:49 AM

nedted.....Carrera GT, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, 918 Spyder........ Whats wrong with redesigning the 911 every six years or so? its the icon of the brand so why discontinue it?

Caroline - Unregistered

September 10, 2011 10:32 AM

Anyone remember Porsche's last attempt at F1, the engine was so heavy and slow I think the car still hasn't completed its out lap yet.

Porsche just doesn't have the technical depth to compete in F1 any more.

Taipan

September 10, 2011 10:49 AM
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Caroline, Porsche did quite well in the '60s but that was with boxer engines so it was within their comfort zone. When they tried V12's it was a bit of a cluster f***, that Footwork thing was an embarassment to the name Porsche.

Bit of info for you, the Porsche V12 weighed 190kg compared to the Cosworth HB's 135kg, should have tried Weight Watchers!

bojan - Unregistered

September 10, 2011 11:54 AM

Porsche have got it right as far as I'm concerned - I'd sooner watch Endurance Racing than F1 any day. And there is more focus on the car, which must be of value to a manufacturer of road cars, whereas F1 it seems is all about driver celebrities these days.

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