F1 » Sauber silent on Volkswagen rumours

Peter Sauber wasn't going to be drawn by reports in the media that his F1 team is in talks with German car manufacturer Volkswagen about a possible future partnership.

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autoglam - Unregistered

July 23, 2012 5:52 PM

Always wondered why a company that owns Porsche, bugatti and Audi is not in F1. They would certainly spice things up a bit I think. Fingers crossed for there appearance because if any one can create a work of art like the gearbox on that vayron like they achieved then there only going to make things allot more fun.


July 24, 2012 7:55 AM

@ Autoglam

I agree with you.
Originally, VAG's excuse was that F1 holds no relevance. That even held up after the purchase of Porsche (as Porsche is a supercar, but not really a Balls-to-the-wall piece of tech like the Ferrari's). Even when Audi launched the R8, Audi are still predominantly an 'everyday' car manufacturer. But, BUT THEN THEY ACQUIRED LAMBORGHINI!!! Now, you have the names of Lambo and Bugatti and Porsche in the bag... HOW IS F1 NO LONGER JUSTIFIED?!?!?!

Come now VAG, Lamborghini F1 Team?!?!?! OOOOHHH YEEESS!!!!

Speaking of gearboxes, the DSG box is amazing in itself when you see the cars it's in. That would be at home in a Ferrari.

BUT, I think, IF Sauber are talking to VW, this won't bare fruit before the V6, twin turbo times come.


July 24, 2012 10:17 AM

@ JackB

I was gonna mention that, but wasn't sure of the relevance to F1. But you are right. They seem to be upping their sporting input. (PS. Has anyone seen the test vids of the PoloR?!?!? WHAT A BEAST!!!)

@ Nick Schertzinger


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