Formula One News » F1 2013 – Porsche will not enter Formula 1 Posted on 24/04/2013
Porsche have revealed that their decision to not enter F1 was based upon the fact that the sport is not relevant enough to road cars.
Wolfgang Hatz, head of R&D at Porsche told autocar We are a sportscar company Porsche has always lived for the transfer of racing to production cars.
“For that reason it was clear two or three years ago we had to be back in high-level motorsport, and it was a choice between top-flight sportscars or Formula One.
“The final decision was the only logical one. F1 was an alternative, but the road relevance is not there.
“Also, there is a lot of publicity around politics and tyres, but not so much about the engines and chassis. The aero, too, is incredible, but so extreme that it cannot result in any development in our road car understanding.”