FIA president meets with Porsche CEO after ‘logical’ comment from Red Bull boss Horner

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PORSCHE bosses have met with the FIA because the German model discover the path to getting into System 1.

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FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has reportedly met with Porsche CEO Oliver Blume to grasp the German producer’s dedication to motorsport. The information comes after Pink Bull boss Christian Horner advised it will be ‘logical’ for the Milton Keynes-based workforce to hyperlink with the model.

Volkswagen Group have revealed their plans to enter F1 by their premium Porsche and Audi manufacturers in 2026, when a brand new engine system is about to be launched to shake up the grid. Pink Bull have been closely linked with a partnership with Porsche whereas Audi are believed to be seeking to purchase a workforce of their very own. 

Underneath the present Concorde Settlement, new groups should pay a $200 million – £164m – entry charge to compensate the remainder of the paddock for the prize fund being sliced into 11.  VW Group are within the ultimate phases of analysis over their F1 plans, as they search assurances relating to the path the place F1 will go together with its 2026 engine system.

The assembly between Ben Sulayem and Blume comes with talks ongoing within the background between VW and the FIA. Porsche are tipped to enter the game as an engine companion whereas Audi are prone to function as their very own workforce and are anticipated to accumulate a present workforce.

Horner warned that present groups may insurgent towards the addition of any new entries. The 48-year-old pointed to the dilution of the prize cash fund as the important thing purpose why present groups within the paddock can be eager to keep away from any modifications to the line-up.

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FIA president meets with Porsche CEO after 'logical' comment from Red Bull boss Horner

FIA boss Mohammed Ben Sulayem met with the Porsche CEO after Christian Horner’s ‘logical’ remark (Picture: GETTY)

Audi want to be part of forces with a workforce as McLaren quashed rumours they could possibly be bought, whereas Pink Bull have been closely linked with Porsche. Porsche, Audi, and Andretti International are every seeking to enter F1, and so Horner is of course anticipating some push again from across the paddock as present groups won’t need to see the prize fund diluted. 

Talking to pick out members of the media together with, Horner mentioned: “Cash is in the end going to be a big issue.

“I see a query, actually for the promoter, that if they need extra groups, they’re clearly going to should dilute their share of the fund, as a result of it will be unfair to anticipate the opposite groups to pay for the extra new entrants to return in not directly.

“I feel it is nice that there is the curiosity from new manufacturers, and a workforce like Andretti, a fantastic title, however I feel it is one thing that, with [F1 owner] Liberty [Media], it is their enterprise mannequin that they should work out for the longer term.”

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FIA president meets with Porsche CEO after 'logical' comment from Red Bull boss Horner

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Volkswagen have made clear their intentions and have now entered right into a ultimate analysis part as negotiations with the FIA are underway. Horner is adamant {that a} cope with Porsche can be sensible as his Pink Bull workforce look to construct their very own energy models for 2026.

He added: “We have simply began a brand new journey as an influence unit producer for 2026, so, in fact, it will be logical for us to take a look at all discussions a few potential cooperation.

“It is nonetheless very early days. There’s nothing to report and, when there may be, you guys (the media) will naturally be the primary to know.”

The 22-race F1 2022 marketing campaign – which is anticipated to return to a file 23 races within the close to future as soon as a Russian Grand Prix substitute is discovered – continues with the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on Could 22.


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