Why Formula 1 did not make sense for Porsche

Why Formula 1 did not make sense for Porsche

Porsche has ruled out returning to Formula 1 and instead has focused its racing efforts on sportscars. Dieter Rencken explains why the German manufacturer's philosophy is at odds with that of F1

The only surprise about Porsche's admission to AUTOSPORT's sister publication Autocar that the company had decided on LMP1 rather than Formula 1 after weighing up its motorsport options, was that it invoked any surprise at all.

"The final decision was the only logical one. F1 was an alternative, but the road-car relevance is not there," the iconic German sportscar maker's research and development head Wolfgang Hatz told Autocar at the Shanghai Motor Show.

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