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Audi rejects latest rumours over Formula 1 entry

  • Published on 22 Sep 2015 12:52
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Audi has denied reports it has decided to enter formula one in 2018. Citing sources close to the Ingolstadt board, Germany's Auto Bild said on Monday that the VW brand Audi will collaborate with Red Bull, whose split from existing engine partner Renault is now almost complete.

The report said that, in the process, Audi would quit both Le Mans and DTM. But as the usual rumour-denial pattern continued, an Audi spokesman told the German news agency DPA: "The Auto Bild report is pure speculation that requires no further comment. But the claim that Audi will give up its commitments in the DTM and WEC are without any foundation and are firmly rejected by us," he added.

And an Audi spokesman was also quoted by Germany's Bild newspaper: "Formula one has been discussed from time to time, but the chairman decided against it only a few months ago and nothing has changed." (GMM)

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  • Of course they wouldnt abandon DTM, they're the only VW brand there and they are dominant, so it'd make no sense for them to quit that series. As for WEC VW has both Porsche and Audi involved, so could be that one of them would quit to focus on F1, since VW generally only want one brand at a time in various series. But they could very well make an exception here and let both brands remain there. I am still not sure VW will enter F1, but it'd be good for the sport: the more manufacturers the better, if you ask me.

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    • Sep 22 2015 - 12:59
  • f1dave

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    Looks like the VW group will be spending the budget on something else over the next little while.

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    • Sep 22 2015 - 15:20
  • khasmir

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    Arrrgggghh, damned rumours again, seemed already weird Audi would do a 180 compared to a few months ago. There should be a law against these morons making up all this crap out of thin air. It's disgusting...

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    • Sep 22 2015 - 18:12
    • I agree, but I suppose gossip do sell pretty nicely, and Im sure La Gazzetta would be pretty dead without all their rumours, since that is the main component of their magasine. ;)

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      • Sep 22 2015 - 18:15
    • khasmir

      Posts: 893

      That is what bothers me most, these morons are making money by selling bullshit. If this is the only way for them to stay alive, they deserve to die ;)

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      • Sep 23 2015 - 18:24

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