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VW finds itself linked with F1 - once again

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Mark - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 6:41 AM

VW may start by supplying the F1 circus with the 6 cylinder motor , they have lots of experience here, then maybe move up by buying a team.Bernie will be all smiles if at all he is still there !

JACKBEE

January 31, 2012 7:49 AM
Last Edited 895 days ago

Sodesu....So agree with you on privateer teams, thats why its sad that the Cosworth engine wasn't a bit more competitive, because if Cosworth engines and Hewland boxes were available to all then it would be much easier for small teams.

Robert - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 9:04 AM

With VW about to finally take over Porsche such an announcement is not said with tongue in cheek. I see them entering as VW-Porsche and not just as engine supplier

richard

January 31, 2012 10:23 AM

this rumour surfaces every couple of months. IF vw ever came into f1 it would be a an engine provider. they dont appear to be working on a suitable engine,so their only quick way back would be to buy "pure".
but after the shennigans last year,over porsche, i cannot see any move in that direction. also, vw want to be world leade in normal economical passenger cars, so f1 wouldnt suit their image.

Wolfy35

January 31, 2012 11:45 AM
Last Edited 894 days ago

This story keeps getting re-hashed but VW have already stated their position on this.

Early last year VW stated publicly that they would not enter F1 under their own name but were very open in stating that if the RRA was successful in controlling the spiraling costs in F1 they would be interested in returning to F1 but it would be under one of the other brands they own such as Porsche, Lambourghini, Audi or Bentley.

JJJ - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 12:36 PM

VW being VW, they would only come to play if they were sure they were going to win (that is, if there isn't that much competition).

Now Toyoda, Honda and BMW are gone it's a bit more likely that VW enters the sport but I still think they won't do it.

Just_Observing - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 12:56 PM

I can't see how VAG can use ANY of its brands without a major change in marketing strategy... Almost every brand of VAG is associated with sports cars... Audi is heavily associated with LMP (and DTM)... Porsche is the benchmark in GT racing and returns to LMP from 2014... Lamborghini have a very popular & successful GT3 car, though this brand has been used in F1 before... Bentley representatives have recently been making noises about returning to LMP as well (though this could be a possible out for Audi).

Maybe SEAT needs a brand boost?

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