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.