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F1 News: Red Bull Rejects Porsche Offer As Company Tries To Enter Formula 1

Helmut Marko of Red Bull Racing has admitted to F1-Insider.com that Porsche will not be joining the Austrian team after rumours that they would have swept across the internet. This comes after Audi, a brand also under the VW umbrella, has been confirmed to be joining the sport in 2026.

2026 is an important year for F1 as it marks the change of engine regulations that currently govern the modern powertrains. Audi, knowing it will want to start at the same point as every other team on the grid, will make its entrance at this point, and it was looking as though Porsche would follow.

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 04: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 04, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202209040414 // Usage for editorial use only //

But after a recent interview with Helmut Marko, it’s looking as though this won’t happen despite Audi admitting Porsche’s interest in the sport. So with Red Bull out of the running, I do wonder where they’re going to be looking.

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 04: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 waves to the crowd during the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 04, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX *** // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202209040896 // Usage for editorial use only //

Porsche is reportedly wanting a 50% share in Red Bull, but the racing team isn’t happy with this.

Porsche “will not become a shareholder of us”, Marko said, adding that Red Bull doesn’t need help to build an engine. With this looking like a closed and shut case, Porsche is now reportedly talking with McLaren, but the British team will, again, be hard to win over.

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