With all the fuss about this year’s new cars, you’ll almost forget, but the new power unit rules are already planned for 2026. One of the parties that Formula 1 is hoping to attract is the Volkswagen Group.
VAG is expected to enter via Audi and Porsche based on a simplified formula and the use of synthetic e-fuel. It was previously indicated at Audi that the brand is as content with the rules as it is now. They have also been linked to Williams and McLaren several times. But from a Porsche, it has remained remarkably quiet.
According to sources Motorsport Total This silence does not mean that nothing is happening. Porsche is said to be close to striking a deal with Red Bull Racing. Both parties have already agreed on the terms. The proposal should only be submitted to the umbrella organizations within the Volkswagen Group. Given the group’s enthusiasm for the sport, this appears to be a formality.
Completing the deal could have been easier because Helmut Marko, Dietrich Mateschitz, former Porsche Motorsport and current VAG Vice President Fritz Enzinger are all from Styria, Austria. The trio spoke clearly in the other’s language.
Red Bull – Porsche Powertrains
It would be a deal under which the manufacturer would work with the new Red Bull Powertrains division in Milton Keynes. After all, the development and construction of power units at the new Red Bull plant is a much cheaper solution for Porsche, also due to the favorable working conditions in the UK.