Porsche Chief hints at possible partnership with Red Bull in 2026

While there has been a lot of discussion about the entry of luxury car brands like Porsche and Audi in Formula 1, nothing concrete had been reported about their possible contracts with the F1 racing teams as of yet. But now, Porsche CFO Lutz Meschke has dished out some details about the company’s potential association with a “strong team” in Formula 1, and it seems like he is indicating Red Bull–the Milton-Keynnes-based team which is currently leading the Constructors’ Championship table for F1 2022.

The management team behind Porsche has been keen in joining Formula 1 in the upcoming years for quite some time now. There have been some behind-the-scenes talks between Porsche and some of the Formula 1 teams about entering into a contract, and if Lutz Meschke’s words indicate anything, then the Porsche executives have their eyes set on Red Bull for a partnership which would mark the German manufacturer’s return to F1.

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Porsche Chief gives out some hints on a possible partnership deal with Red Bull

Ferrari and Red Bull
Ferrari and Red Bull

It has already been in the new for quite some time that there will be introduction of some new engine regulations for the F1 cars in 2026. This will prove to be a good opportunity for newer engine suppliers to enter into the Formula 1 scene to provide the existing teams with their manufactured engines. That is why several brands are eyeing an entry into the premier class of motorsports in the upcoming years.

While speaking on the topic of whether fans will get to see Porsche taking part in Formula 1 anytime soon, the brand executives have said they see ‘no great economic risk’ in entering into F1. Their CFO Lutz Meschke has said, “If we are committed to the premier class of racing, then with a strong partner.” And this “strong partner” would mostly mean Red Bull, in the opinion of many motorsports enthusiasts.

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