Audi has bought a stake within the Sauber Formulation 1 workforce, forward of its plan to compete within the sport from 2026 as each a constructor and energy unit provider.
The acquisition was introduced on Monday by Sauber, which described the deal as a minority stake. Audi may regularly enhance the stake within the lead-up to its 2026 entry in an effort to achieve extra management of the workforce.
Sauber at present competes in F1 as Alfa Romeo however the automaker final August introduced the association would finish after the 2023 season. Alfa Romeo hasn’t mentioned whether or not it’s quitting F1 altogether, although.
Audi first introduced plans to enter F1 final August and confirmed Sauber as its manufacturing facility workforce two months later, after F1 finalized new sustainability measures ranging from 2026. Sauber can be liable for the event and manufacturing of the workforce’s F1 automobile, at its base in Hinwil, Switzerland. Sauber may even be liable for planning and executing the race operations. Audi can be liable for the ability unit. Sauber at present depends on Ferrari energy models.
Fellow Volkswagen Group model Porsche can be eager to enter F1 with its personal energy unit and presumably a manufacturing facility workforce. Porsche was in negotiations with Pink Bull Racing, although the talks ended final September and not using a deal being brokered. Porsche has mentioned that it stays open to an F1 entry ought to the proper alternative come up.
Cadillac additionally introduced in January that it’s going to try and type an F1 entry with Andretti International, the father or mother firm of Andretti Autosport. Nonetheless, particulars concerning the entry, together with timing, have not been introduced, other than the proposed workforce being based mostly within the U.S. and having a assist facility within the U.Okay.
In the meantime, there are rumors that even Ford could also be taken with turning into a accomplice of main F1 workforce Pink Bull Racing, as the game continues to achieve reputation within the U.S.