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Kris Nissen, Volkswagen motorsport boss, reveals F1 could be an option in the coming years

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richard

May 22, 2010 11:24 AM
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all nissen is saying is "could", not that they are actively considering a move into f1! he was probably asked a loaded question, and basically replied, "never say never"! 2014 is a long way in the future, and who knows what market conditions will be then?

zeitung - Unregistered

May 22, 2010 11:24 AM

think that Porsche (as part of VW) best suits F1. anyway F1 is a big risk also and Toyota/Honda/BMW showed us what it can mean...legendary Toyota's performance cracked after their unsuccesfull competing with the biggest budget on the grid and then pulling put. Honda was similar but they have rebuilt their image after succesfull Brawn GP (which was exHonda project with Mercedes engine). BMW also damaged their image of 'Reliable factory producing reliable cars'. I wouldn't buy BMW this days...

grantrd

May 22, 2010 11:47 AM

buying a road car based on what the F1 team does on track is silly.........period...BMW and Honda road cars are pure quality...those reputations will be hard to lose regardless of recent F1 success (or lack of)....anyone who has watched this sport long enough knows that BMW and Honda were once the kings of F1 engine technology....just ask Ayrton Senna(if he was still around God Bless him) about Honda's engineering....or Nelson Piquet about BMW's....

entering F1 for VW would be a mistake....Mercedes are gonna learn that over the next few years.....15-20 years ago yes, now no........

vmxer - Unregistered

May 22, 2010 12:26 PM

Road car manufactures are much better putting money into athletic sports - Toyota put a lot of money in rugby league where I come from I guess because the sport has a huge following.

I don't know anybody locally that would know more about F1 than just naming some drivers yet rugby league buzz is everywhere particularly state of original and finals time.

Name - Unregistered

May 22, 2010 12:36 PM

I do not agree that road car manufacturers should put any more money than now into athletic sports. It just doesn't show what kind of concept technology that they can come up with. But neither does F1 caused of stupid regulation on engines and development.

When you mentioned Toyota sponsoring a rugby team, it doesn't come to me that they are showing off what Toyota is capable of. Neither does it reminds me of the accelerate to infinity and beyond problem it had before unless the players start to do unintentional acceleration. XD

vmxer - Unregistered

May 22, 2010 12:47 PM

Name - as I said Rubgy League is very popular where I come from but F1 followers like yourself are few and far between.

Toyota would have done their home work.

Robsy - Unregistered

May 22, 2010 1:36 PM

All very speculative, but if they did come in I disagree with their branding. Supercharging and small capacities could come back as part of the 'green' agenda and so there is a fantastic opportunity to see the return of the Bentley Blowers!

Wolfy35

May 22, 2010 2:14 PM

Check UK companies house records for ownership details of Cosworth High performance and you will find that since Ford sold it in 2004 Cosworth has been a wholly owned part of the VAG (VW) group albeit allowed to operate independently.

With this in mind VW is already loosely in F1 and it would not be a huge leap to rebrand a Cosworth engine to VW or any other brand within their ownership.

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