VW subsidiary Audi apparently plans an entry into the formula 1. As the industry newspaper AutomotiveWoche reports, the German automotive company wants to board McLaren as a new partner in traditional racing.
Accordingly, the VW Supervisory Board wants to meet on April 7 and advise the entry into the premier class of motorsport. At best, then a decision should be made. After Sport1 -infos there were already negotiations on an operational level.
After that, Audi could participate in McLaren at 650 million euros. But not only is to be invested in the Formula 1 team, the VW daughter wants to get into the sports car forge. In addition to McLaren, Williams is also called a possible option for a partnership.
“They talked to some people and how you can imagine, we also talked about talking. Short and medium term we are happy with our partner Mercedes. We are waiting for what happens. We have a contract until the end of 2025 and will be in peace about it Decide how it continues from 2026, “McLaren CEO Zak Brown recently heated the rumors.
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Besides Audi, Porsche is also a F1 entry. Around the Stuttgart, stubborn rumors, from 2026, stop a motor partnership with Red Bull. Then in Formula 1, a new, for many suppliers attractive engine regulations comes into force.