Street word has it that Porsche is considering a return to Formula 1. Awesome!
When asked about Porsche’s motorsport plans, Mueller told us that Porsche or Audi, but not both, could compete in LMP1 prototype sports car racing; with the other brand turning to Formula 1.
However, as recently as June this year – just weeks after celebrating a third 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in a decade – Audi’s motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich told German news agency SID that F1 and Audi “do not fit”.
Today Mueller said: “With LMP1, there are two classes and two brands – Audi and Porsche. We do not like to both go into LMP1 [against each other]; that is not so funny.
“So therefore we have to discuss whether it makes better sense for one of the [two] brands to go into LMP1, and the other brand into Formula 1. So we will have a round-table to discuss the pros and cons,” he said.