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BMW comment on F1 return as Audi discuss Aston Martin takeover

BMW motorsport boss Frank van Meel has declared that his company do not have any intention to return to Formula 1 and compete with Audi and Porsche. BMW’s adventure in F1 began in 1952 when they entered a team into the German Grand Prix that year, and then again in 1953. They did not score


McLaren hit out at ‘very selfish’ rival teams

With the Formula 1 grid currently consisting of ten teams, speculation has grown that this number could soon be growing with interest being shown by some of the biggest names in world motorsport. Audi and Porsche have both declared their interest in getting into the sport, CEO of parent company Volkswagen Group, Herbert Diess, confirmed


FIA president meets with Porsche CEO to discuss Formula 1 entry

FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem has met with Porsche CEO Oliver Blume to discuss the German manufacturer’s possible entry into Formula 1 in 2026. Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess has confirmed that Porsche are aiming to manufacture engines to provide to an existing team on the grid in four years and, due to the complications of


Audi bid for McLaren all but over

Audi’s supposed quest to buy McLaren is seemingly dead in the water after the pair failed to come to an agreement about the price of the team, according to a report by Reuters. Late in 2021, it was reported that Audi had already agreed a deal with the Woking-based company to purchase the entire McLaren


Volkswagen boss warns window to enter Formula 1 is closing

Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess has affirmed that 2026 is the ideal time for Porsche and Audi to enter Formula 1 as a result of the rule changes coming into effect. The original consensus was that the two subsidiaries of Volkswagen would join forces to make powertrains for both McLaren and Red Bull, but the picture

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Brown admits McLaren could ditch Mercedes for VW power units

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has not ruled out the possibility of the British Formula 1 teaming up with Volkswagen in 2026, but he said they are for now committed to Mercedes. Following a six-year absence, Mercedes power returned to the back of the McLaren car at the beginning of 2021, guiding the team to five