Porsche and Formula One

Porsche and Formula One

Porsche and F1

When Porsche joined into races, Porsche astonished the planet

using its performances. But participation in F1 races

introduced mixed results. Within the 1961-1962 season, Porsche participated

like a constructor but created only one win inside a championship

race, claimed by Dan Gurney in the 1962 French Grand Prix.

Inside a non-championship race, 1 week later Stuttgart’s Solitude

it repeated the success. In the finish of year, Porsche upon the market

from F1 because of the expense.

In 1983, Porsche came back to F1, offering engines

badged as TAG units for that McLaren Team. It had been successful

because the Porsche-powered cars won two constructor titles

back in 1984 and 1985 and three driver crowns back in 1984, 1985 and 1986.

Under 10 years later, in 1991, Porsche came back like a engine

supplier, however this time the outcomes were disastrous: Hard work, the

Porsche-powered cars, didn’t score just one point and also at over half

from the races it also unsuccessful to qualify. Since that year, Porsche has

not participated to F1.

Still, gently-modified Porsches take part in many competitions

all over the world, mostly in amateur courses of instruction for enthusiasts. The

only professional category may be the Porsche Michelin Supercup raced

like a support category for European F1 models.