The Volkswagen-owned sports car manufacturer could return to the highest tier of motorsport for the first time since 1962.
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Porsche could join Formula One in 2025 if the regulation updates promote sustainable fuel alternatives, according to parent company Volkswagen.

Fritz Enzinger – the vice president of the brand’s motorsport division – told the BBC earlier this week: “It would be of great interest if aspects of sustainability - for instance, the implementation of e-fuels - play a role in this.

"Should these aspects be confirmed, we will evaluate them in detail within the VW Group and discuss further steps."

A spokesperson for Porsche Australia couldn't confirm the report when contacted by CarAdvice.

The brand is currently developing synthetic fuels in collaboration with Siemens Energy as an environmentally-friendly partner to (rather than a replacement for) electrification.

It announced last month it would begin trialing the product for motorsport in 2022.

Porsche last competed in Formula One as a factory outfit in 1962 (above), having won a single race – that year’s French Grand Prix – with Dan Gurney behind the wheel.

The brand continued to build customer engines after its departure from direct competition, most successfully for McLaren in the mid-1980s, at which time the mill was branded as a Tag Heuer.

Before it was owned by Volkswagen, fellow subsidiary Lamborghini also produced F1 engines between 1989 and 1992.