Although the Porsche brand is due to enter Formula 1 by 2026, official documents indicate that the German brand will form a very close partnership with Red Bull Racing through the takeover of 50% of the capital of the Austrian stable.
Porsche has no intention of building a number in Formula 1. Like Audi, the German brand recently got the approval of the leaders of the Volkswagen Group to enter the profession in 2026, when the engine regulations will change. Very quickly after formalizing the green light, Paddock’s noise hinted at Porsche’s interest in partnering with Red Bull Racingwhich is currently developing its future engine in-house.
The announcement of this alliance was scheduled for the final Austrian Grand Prix, but a setback in the finalization of the 2026 regulations caused a delay. However, it is only a matter of days before an open secret is revealed. Indeed, as discussed by the British newspaper Car games This Wednesday in its ranks, Porsche and Red Bull Racing are expected to announce a ten-year partnership on August 4. The form of this cooperation will be the entry of the German manufacturer in the capital of the Austrian team up to 50%.
The (supposed) test of the purchase of 50% of Red Bull by Porsche, in an extract from the agreement published in Morocco this same week. All information 👉🏻 https://t.co/wINbKJfZdO #F1 pic.twitter.com/IxnkGpLxbP
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The Red Bull Racing-Porsche partnership has been launched in Morocco
Details of the operation were revealed by an official document from… Morocco. Indeed, the two companies must obtain the approval of several competition authorities around the world, including those of the European Union, before formalizing the merger. However, Moroccan law requires that documents related to such a procedure be made public. So it is announced that Porsche will take 50% of the capital of Red Bull Technology, the company that manages the activities of the Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri teams, but also of the team in Milton Keynes.
Such an operation would allow Porsche to take advantage of the teams established within the Red Bull Powertrains subsidiary to develop the engine that will bear its name from 2026. As for the AlphaTauri team, if it should use this Porsche engine, there is no indication that Red Bull will sell the city part principal Now it remains for the Audi brand to move forward with its F1-related projectswhich can go through Sauber, which again this year involves a team called Alfa Romeo.