After all, hypothesis has been rife for a while, and whereas the Volkswagen Group has repeatedly stated it intends getting into F1 no plans of any substance have ever been laid out.
It was rumoured that an announcement was to be revamped the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, however like so many earlier ‘deadlines’ it handed with out acknowledgement, a state of affairs not helped by the persevering with delay in confirming the engine guidelines from 2026.
Certainly, it was the newest delay in confirming the 2026 laws that led to the scrapping of any announcement over the Grand Prix weekend.
Nevertheless Germany’s Motorsport-Whole has obtained paperwork that seem to recommend the deal is finished.
Seemingly, the merger between Porsche and Pink Bull Know-how, which manufactures the F1 crew’s chassis, amongst different issues, was topic to approval by varied worldwide antitrust authorities, each in and outdoors the European Union, with the intention to adjust to anti-competition legal guidelines.
Motorsport-Whole reveals that particulars of Porsche’s deliberate entry in 2026 are confirmed in a doc issued by Morocco’s Conseil de la Concurrence – and, paradoxically lodged on the Friday of the Austrian GP weekend – which particulars the intent for Porsche to amass 50% of Pink Bull Know-how Ltd, the goal being the event and manufacturing of an influence unit for the Austrian crew.
It is understood that the engine could be developed by the newly-founded Pink Bull Powertrains division and would see AlphaTauri additionally utilizing the brand new items.
In the meantime, it’s wanting more and more seemingly that Audi will purchase into Sauber, which at present operates the Alfa Romeo crew, the German producer seeking to buy a 75% stake from proprietor Finn Rausing.