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 |  Mar 14 2014, 8:01 AM

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Would you rather have seen Porsche racing in Formula 1 than Le Mans?

That’s what could have happened this season if parent company Audi prevented the German sports car maker from competing against its stablemate in the series. Porsche research and development head, Wolfgang Hatz, admitted that F1 and LMP1 were the only options on the table for the German automaker’s return to the “front line of motorsports” for the first time since the 1990s.

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Hatz explained that if the Volkswagen Group, which owns Porsche, simply said that Porsche couldn’t compete in LMP because Audi was there, the team would have turned to F1 racing for this season.

While Porsche competing in F1 would no doubt be exciting, racing fans will now get to see the P-Car compete head-to-head with Audi.

Porsche’s weapon will be the new 919 Hybrid (above) which officially debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month.

GALLERY: Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 and 919 RSR Live Photos

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GALLERY: Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 and 911 RSR

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[Source: Autosport]

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