Porsche and its parent company, the Volkswagen Group, are considering entering Formula One in 2025.
Speaking to BBC Sport earlier this week, Porsche Motorsport vice-president Fritz Enzinger stressed that their entry into the pinnacle of motorsport would be contingent on how F1’s new engine regulations align with their objectives.
“It would be of great interest if aspects of sustainability – for instance, the implementation of e-fuels – play a role in this,” Enzinger said.
“Should these aspects be confirmed, we will evaluate them in detail within the VW Group and discuss further steps.”
He reiterated that they “are observing the constantly changing regulations in all relevant racing series around the world,” including Formula One, with a particular focus on its 2025 new engine formula.
Formula One has already said it plans to incorporate e-fuels – synthetic fuels produced using renewable energy – into its 2025 engine formula, so there is certainly scope for the VW Group and other automotive companies to be enticed into entering the sport.
Porsche and the Volkswagen Group have both previously been linked with a move to Formula One, but this failed to materialise despite the sport adopting V6 turbo-hybrid power units in 2014.