Before committing to Le Mans for 2014, Porsche analyzed the prospects of returning to Formula 1.

Before committing to Le Mans for 2014, Porsche analyzed the prospects of returning to Formula 1.

There were some important people within the Volkswagen Group who wanted Porsche back in F1 but in the end they chose Le Mans as there is too big of a difference between the firm's road cars and those in F1, according to R&D boss Wolfgang Hatz.

He added "F1 was an alternative, but the road relevance is not there" and "the final decision was the only logical one." Hatz also has complaints about F1's focus on tires instead of chassis and engines. In addition, he believes there's too much politics in Formula 1 at this moment.

As a reminder, Porsche will race next year at Le Mans with a brand new LMP1 sports prototype which will allegedly use some form of hybrid technology to make the car more fuel-efficient.

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