Porsche has provided the essential conditions that will influence its decision to return to Formula 1 in 2026.

Why it matters: Hints about Audi and Porsche joining F1 in time for the new engines are becoming more prevalent as the end of 2021 approaches.


  • Firstly, Porsche wants more electric-based components involved in F1.
  • The German marque also prefers less expensive costs and equal expenditure amongst the teams.
  • Finally, Porsche’s conclusion is dependent on whether they will be able to compete at the same level as the other teams.
  • The Porsche sporting director Thomas Laudenbach has made various comments that express Porsche’s interest in joining and what it hopes will improve.

What he had to say:

  • “The value of Formula 1 in terms of marketing and PR is undisputed.”
  • “Motorsport must remain relevant for series production, so electrification must be emphasised more, also in Formula 1.”
  • “Entry only makes sense if there is a change in the regulations that means that all competitors can start on the same basis.”

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