After several news reporting the interest of the two brands, behold, it is the CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Herbert Diess, who announces that both Audi and Porsche will enter the Formula 1 World Championship. .
Herbert Diess’s announcement was made, as revealed by the Reuters news agency, through the Volkswagen Group’s official YouTube channel, this Monday, with the CEO of the German car group even revealing that Porsche’s preparations for the achievement of this objective, are, at the moment, in a more “concrete” phase, than those of Audi.
Even so, both brands will be present at the Formula 1 World Championship, not only due to the growing popularity of this sport around the world, but also as a result of the new regulations that will come into force in 2026. Something that, for Diess, is seen as “a window to the development of technology”.
Both Audi and Porsche will now see their logo on an F1 single-seater. But only after 2026…
Although the Volkswagen Group CEO did not go into further details, advanced news adds that, for example, Porsche, intends to establish a long-term partnership with Red Bull, also as a way to ensure better conditions to continue the rich history. that you already have in motorsport. This, also taking advantage of the developments already achieved in the field of synthetic fuels, a solution towards which F1 is heading.
Close to the finish line. Audi closer to joining the F1 World Cup
As for Audi, the news says that it will have opted for a different strategy and that it essentially involves the purchase of McLaren. An objective for which negotiations are already underway, which, if they reach a successful port, could make it easier for the brand with the four rings to enter the ‘Grande Circo’.
However, and also according to Herbert Diess, all this will only happen after 2026, when the new regulations will come into force, allowing newcomers to become more competitive, as everyone will have to redo their respective single-seaters.