By James Broughton, October 26, 2022
Audi will enter Formulation One particular in 2026 and has picked out to partner with the Sauber workforce as it begins a quite prolonged journey to the top phase of the F1 podium. Sauber now runs less than the model and hues of Alfa Romeo in what is a licensing agreement. The present-day arrangement expires in 2023, and from that position on Sauber will go on to race less than its personal identify in 2024 and 2025 right until it is consumed by Audi in 2026. Audi is envisioned to consolidate its partnership with Sauber by buying a sizeable shareholding.
Audi along with Porsche is portion of the Volkswagen group. VW’s preliminary intention was to enter the two providers into F1. Nevertheless, Porsche could not reach a offer to lover with Pink Bull as an engine provider, successfully utilizing re-badged Honda-produced powertrains. Porsche is nonetheless actively trying to find to lover with an F1 group but does not have an engine facility committed to F1 powertrain improvement.
The most probable scenario is that if Porsche does come to be an F1 motor provider it will use a rebranded Audi created electricity device.
Audi is presently in the superior levels of its powertrain engineering advancement which is aimed at conference F1’s new ability device polices for the 2026 year. F1’s charge cap initiative is also stated to have lured Audi into the activity. Having said that very long the value cap will previous depends on how the economic breach by Crimson Bull is handled by the FIA. So significantly it doesn’t appear promising.
Even so, Audi faces a massive obstacle. System One has drained the methods and ambitions of the most significant companies. F1 is at the severe conclude of engineering, each and every component of an F1 car is pushed further than the limits. It will choose years for Audi to acclimatize to what is an alien environment before they see any meaningful results.