Audi and Porsche confirm arrival in F1

Audi and Porsche confirm arrival in F1

Herbert diesVolkswagen’s CEO confirmed on Monday the intention of the group’s top brands, Audi and Porsche, to participate in the Formula 1 world championship, confirming the rumors that have long associated them with the big circus.

For several months, it was suggested that the two brands were in talks to enter the top category of international motorsport. And Diess confirmed on YouTube that Porsche’s preparations were already a bit more specific, but without revealing the strategy.

Last month, a meeting of the VW Group Supervisory Board ended without a final decision on the commitment to the F1 project in 2026. However, they approve both hiring plans, subject to review.

Dies said on Monday that F1’s focus on sustainability, growth in the US and Asia and growing popularity among young spectators are why F1 is now so attractive.

Official confirmation could take some time and there is speculation that it could happen at the Austrian Grand Prix next July, which coincided with Red Bull’s home race, as Porsche plans to close its partnership with Red Bull Powertrains for the new bus from 2026. After which Porsche returned to the circus after more than 30 years. Finally, as the engine supplier competed, in 1991 there was the catastrophic Footwork project.

Audi’s F1 debut is not so final and it is clear that it is more interested in the team with its own engine program based on the F1 spec V6 combustion engine that Porsche developed a few years ago, but Dies convinced him of that. He still couldn’t find the team he was associated with. McLaren, Williams, Sauber and even Aston Martin are all linked to Audi.

Source: La Neta Neta