Porsche wants to enter F1, but it has made it clear that it only wants to do so with an ownership position in a team.
They wanted to buy AlphaTauri, but the team said no.
They wanted to buy into Williams, but the team said no.
So what are Porsche’s options?
|Alfa Romeo/Sauber||Ferrari||0%||Team already did a deal with Audi for 2026|
|AlphaTauri||Red Bull||0%||Red Bull said no to a sale, will run Red Bull engines|
|Alpine||Renault||0%||Factory Renault team|
|Andretti Global*||Cadillac||0%||Already hitched their ride with American General Motors|
|Aston Martin||Mercedes||50%||Factory Aston Martin team, but could switch to Porsche engines in 2026|
|Ferrari||Ferrari||0%||Factory Ferrari Team|
|Haas||Ferrari||10%||Tied at hip to Ferrari thru 2025, only if Gene Haas has change of heart|
|McLaren||Mercedes||50%||Committed to Mercedes thru 2025, Could switch to Porsche engines in 2026|
|Mercedes||Mercedes||0%||Factory Mercedes team|
|Panthera Asia Racing*||TBD||25%||Asia team may hook up with Asian Manufacturer Hyundai. Porsche really wants an established team|
|Porsche||Porsche||25%||Porsche may be forced to field their own team, but they truly want to do only the engine|
|Red Bull||Red Bull||0%||Already rejected Porsche. May allow Ford to badge their Red Bull designed engines|
|Williams||Mercedes||50%||Rejected a Porsche buyout offer but willing to run Porsche engines|
*Not yet approved
As illustrated by the table above, unless something changes, there are no longer a lot of good options for Porsche. Hence, why their F1 ambitions have been put on the back burner.
It appears the only way Porsche can enter the series is as an engine supplier. Four teams are currently running the Mercedes Power Units. Porsche would need to convince Aston Martin, McLaren or Williams to lease a Porsche built F1 engine.
Mark Cipolloni (aka Mark C. ) reporting for AutoRacing1.com