F1 » Porsche: F1 not road relevant

Porsche says it decided to pursue an LMP1 programme in sportscars as it was more relevant to its road cars than F1

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caroline - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 11:42 AM

The last time Porsche developed an engine for F1, the team using it dropped it in favour of a Hart engine, the Porsche engine was fat, heavy, under-powered, badly designed and unreliable.

F1 is now even more complicated for Porsche, they should stick to tin-tops, where they can be a big fish in a little pond.

Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 12:03 PM

@Dimitros: Beating Ferrari in F1 will be a big task indeed, specially starting fom scratch. But their sport and road cars are at least as good, if not better, than Ferrari's.
In many classs they outperform them on track, and in testing their roadcars many times too. Not to mention the quality of how they are built...but that is not the issue here.

Wacko - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 2:59 PM

If they take the same approach they have with the Ducati MotoGP effort the results will be a long time coming. Whole different situation of course but the methodology of the VW group is always the same and never impetuous.

Mark _

April 23, 2013 4:27 PM

@Greg Temme - LMP1 is Le Mans Prototype 1. It is the top category of sports car racing.

It does make more sense for a car manufacturer to race in sports cars and for racing teams to race in F1.

Ppparkinson9 - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 4:40 PM

Its that time again. About every 12 months Porsche and or VW/Audi will say that they aren't entering F1 and like clockwork all the racing media will report it. It's only news if they ever do enter.

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