Robert Doornbos hopes that the partnership between Red Bull Racing and Porsche will continue in 2026. The two parties are said to be close to reaching an agreement, that the Ziggo Sports the analyst welcomes, as he explained to Motorsport.com.
The team of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez has worked with Honda for the past few years. Although the Japanese engine manufacturer retired from Formula 1 at the end of 2021, Honda is still helping to manufacture the engine behind the scenes.
With the new engine regulations of 2026, big changes are coming. As a result, several engine manufacturers, including Porsche and Audi, are interested in working with a Formula 1 class team. As a result, a delegation from Porsche and Red Bull has been negotiating a partnership for several months.
Doornbos hopes for cooperation
Doornbos has been an ambassador for Porsche for many years and knows the brand like no one else. According to the Dutchman, it’s a very good thing that Red Bull is considering working with the brand. He concludes that Red Bull is very popular and that this is mainly due to Verstappen’s performance. He believes that with an engine from Porsche, Red Bull can fight for the world title again.