News Details

Porsche's unmitigated F1 disaster

Porsche built some of the greatest race cars in the history of motorsport, and partnered McLaren with great success in the 80s. But its second foray into F1 as an engine supplier in 1991 was an unmitigated disaster. Porsche joined forces with the Footwork F1 team, perhaps believing its interests would be better served by partnering with a low profile, smaller outfit to test once again the waters of F1. However, engine guru Hans Mezger concocted a recipe based on a hopelessly complex and bulky 'double V6' layout. The unit was down on power at the outset and barley fit the original A11C chassis. Both Michele Alboreto and Stefan Johansson did their very best to extract the most from the...
Full Story »
1y ago from F1i.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Issue 242 of Motorsport Monday is out now - Toyota...

Issue 242 of our free weekly magazine, Motorsport Monday, is online...
1y ago from MotorsportWeek.com

Hartley still in Porsche plans despite STR deal

Brendon Hartley will continue to have opportunities available to him with...
1y ago from PlanetF1.com

Honda hoping to end McLaren partnership on a high

McLaren and Honda's torrid relationship will finally come to an end...
1y ago from MotorsportWeek.com

Porsche keeps new LMP1 engine program active... for F1?

Despite pulling the plug on its LMP1 WEC program, Porsche will continue...
1y ago from F1i.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

What we learned from the Sepang test

MotoGP burst back into life at the Sepang International Circuit in...

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Marcus Ericsson: IndyCar is more of a driver's...

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drive Marcus Ericsson believes the NTT...

IndyCar team bosses react to Patricio O’Ward...

Following Patricio O’Ward’s split from the Harding...

Patricio O'Ward: I never said no to Michael Andretti...

IndyCar refugee Patricio O'Ward has said he did not turn down Michael...

Popular On TotalWRC.com

2019 Rally Sweden: Tänak Secures Maximum Points...

Ott Tänak won Rally Sweden on Sunday afternoon in dominant style.

Tanak wins in Sweden to lead championship

Estonian Ott Tanak won Rally Sweden for Toyota on Sunday to take the lead...
1d ago from EuroSport.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger sounds Emery warning -...

ARSENAL legend Arsene Wenger has warned Unai Emery that replacing Mesut...
3h ago from Express.co.uk

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger reveals he turned down...

ARSENE WENGER has revealed he turned down Real Madrid on multiple...
3h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

'Glad to see him decline', 'Karma' - These Arsenal...

Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react after Alexis Sanchez...

Emery cannot restore Arsenal to greatness with one...

Arsenal manager Unai Emery faces a huge task this summer. With what is...

Comments

Hottest News

Barcelona Test Day 2: Live Timing and Commentary

F1 Testing: Follow the second day of Formula 1... Read More »
3h ago from F1Hub.net

Barcelona Test Day 1: Live Timing and Commentary

F1 Testing 2019: Follow the first day of the 2019... Read More »
1d ago from F1Hub.net

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.