World Champion Max Verstappen dropped a suggestive hint regarding Porsche’s F1 entry, with him being cheeky about it on Instagram.
This is not the first time Porsche has considered joining F1. Back in 2017, they developed an engine which was actually functional. However, they didn’t go through with it. Four years later, their stance has turned more positive, but there is still no confirmation from Stuttgart.
However, Verstappen dropped a suggestive hint regarding Porsche’s F1 entry, with his Instagram stories suggesting there may be an association between them and Red Bull.
The Red Bull driver uploaded a story on his Instagram in which he is standing next to a track-spec Porsche. He captioned it centric Porsche with the caption, “Waiting for my turn to drive be like.”
He also tagged AlphaTauri on his story, sending fans into speculation hysterics. There is a possibility of the story being a hint regarding Porsche’s arrival as an engine supplier for Red Bull and their sister team AlphaTauri.
Vice President of Porsche Motorsport Thomas Laudenbach commented on a potential Porsche F1 entry, saying, “If you look at PR values, at fanbase, at advertising value, Formula 1 is extremely good compared to other series.
“At the same time, you have to spend a lot of money, so I think another point is that cost control is in place. You would need a partner, and the spectrum ranges from the delivery of engines to the purchase of an entire team. All variants are certainly under discussion.
“If you’re trying to get in with a second or third-row team, it will take time and money to succeed. For us, motorsport is not an end in itself, it has to have a sense for the brand.”