Rumours grow as Porsche signs F1 people

1962 Porsche 804 Formula 1 car, winner of the 1962 French grand prix, 24.06.2010
1962 Porsche 804 Formula 1 car, winner of the 1962 French grand prix, 24.06.2010

There are rumours in the paddock that Porsche is considering a formula one foray, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

The VW-brand Porsche is returning to Le Mans, but the magazine said rumours are swirling that the project is merely "a warm-up" for F1.

Auto Motor und Sport said Porsche is busily signing-up personnel with F1 experience, including Fritz Enzinger, Alex Hitzinger, Mike Krack and recent Sauber engineer Urs Kuratle.

And the report said Porsche is also expressing interest in people from teams up and down pitlane.

Porsche is establishing its Weissach facility as a state of the art motor sport factory complete with wind tunnel, while the marque's drivers are reportedly having hours booked in the McLaren simulator.

"The formula one paddock wonders whether the expense is really intended only for Le Mans," said Auto Motor und Sport.

Published Oct 15th, 2012 4:44pm
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miladjuckel miladjuckel
which car company in the world has the most leading turbo technology knowledge? ANSWER: PORSCHE!!! which sport is going back to turbo technology in 2014? ANSWER: F1 get it? Porsche will have a clear advantage if entering F1 in 2014 wake up folks!
Oct 17th, 2012 1:48am
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
So that's where Schuey will end up after Mercedes.
Oct 16th, 2012 12:53pm
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Dragos_DreS Dragos_DreS
I have been starting to lose interest in the sport over the last couple of years. Even as competitive as the 2012 season has been, it is still not the same sport as it once was. Having Porsche in Formula 1 competing head to head with Ferrari once again would give this sport a huge boost.
Oct 16th, 2012 10:58am
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inlinesix inlinesix
Just out of curiosity, which glory years were you referring to?
Oct 16th, 2012 7:00pm
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Porsche3054 Porsche3054
Dear lord please!!
Oct 16th, 2012 2:10am
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