When Porsche produced a bigger F1 flop than Honda

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When Porsche produced a bigger F1 flop than Honda
Adam Cooper
By: Adam Cooper
Oct 16, 2017, 6:45 PM

Formula 1 could welcome Porsche back into the fold in the near future, 30 years since it last took on grand prix racing. Honda gets stick now for its failed McLaren union, but even that has been better than Porsche's most recent works F1 effort…

Should the new engine rules go in a favourable direction there's a good chance that a Porsche engine will be on the Formula 1 grid in 2021, after a break of exactly 30 years.

Photo by: Porsche AG

If it happens it will be the Stuttgart manufacturer's fourth time around in grand prix racing. The first attempt, as a full works team, was not without success - Dan Gurney finished third in the 1961 world championship and took a pole and a win in '62 (right), before the team withdrew.

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