Porsche buys 50 percent stake in Red Bull

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Porsche buys 50 percent stake in Red Bull

It major news from the world of Formula 1, Porsche have acquired 50 percent of Red Bull in a bid to return to the circuit. The news should be made official in the coming week.

Audi and Porsche, the two powerful German firms, have been in and around the F1 news for weeks, looking for the best way to enter the sport, either alone or in partnership with an existing team. And it seems that Porsche will do it in style, buying half of the Red Bull team, which dominates the championship alongside Mercedes and Ferrari.

It has not yet been made official, but several documents revealed by ‘Motorsport Holanda’ hint at an announcement next week of an agreement with the VW Group.

The VW Group already gave the OK to both Porsche and Audi (linked more to Sauber) to enter F1 in 2026 with the new engine cycle. Although the documents speak of Red Bull Technology, it is understood to be the entire F1 division.

This is also helped by the fact that the new CEO of the VW Group as of September will be the current CEO of Porsche AG, Oliver Blume, the driving force behind the sports car manufacturer’s return to F1.

Porsche raced as a manufacturer in eight F1 seasons between 1957 and 1964, achieving one victory, one pole position and five podiums, before returning in 1991 with less success as part of the footwork team. This would be the third stage as engine manufacturer and it remains to be seen if as a constructor as well.

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