Audi’s F1 Debut! Could be.. within the next 5 years.
Audi is all set to enter grand prix within the next five years. Rumours surrounding Audi’s entry to F1 has started building up, as by former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo commented to an Italian newspaper. Montezemolo hinting that, Red Bull is luring Audi into F1 in a bid to replace its existing engine supplier Renault.
In an exclusive talk between AutoExpress and Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler, says “It’s something we’re looking at, but then we’re always looking at it and many other things. But I can’t say yes or no.”
Earlier this year, Stefano Domenicali a former Ferrari Team Principal joined Audi to sphere head the company to enter Formula One. It’s said Stedler, is keen on Formula E with efforts adding up with the new-found motorsport.
The report goes on stating, that Audi along with its parent company Volkswagen is all set to exit the famous Le Mans 24 Hours racing championship and the German Touring Car Championship (DTM).
By exiting the DTM and WEC, Audi hopes to add up budget and combine this with Red Bull’s sponsorship package to produce F1 Engine’s.
Moving on, Audi is said to be developing a 1.6 Litre, V6 Formula One engine, starting early 2015.