Audi and Porsche will equally enter System 1, Herbert Diess, CEO of mother or father firm Volkswagen Team, has confirmed.
Through an on the net ‘Dialogue with Diess’ query-and-reply session, Diess mentioned the group’s Audi and Porsche brands will each sign up for the activity. “You just run out of arguments [not to join F1],” he said.
Diess also exposed that the selection to join F1 divided feeling amongst the Volkswagen Group board of administrators, which was finally swayed to take the selection for the reason that it will bring in much more profits than it will cost.
He explained it will be critical for escalating brand name value and an added way to exhibit technologies to the competition.
He included that Porsche in unique will slash down other racing functions to aim on F1.
The selection was also motivated by F1’s new motor laws, prepared to be introduced for the 2026 time.
“As [Audi chairman] Markus Duesman often tells me, you ordinarily make up just one 2nd per year on a medium-sized race keep track of merely by optimising details,” Diess explained.
“But you cannot capture up on that when you be a part of a new group: you will need 5 or 10 several years to be among the the front-runners. In other phrases, you can only get on board if you have a key rule alter.”
Diess also extra that if the Volkswagen Group weren’t to be part of F1 at this time, it would very likely require to wait a further 10 years for its next opportunity.
“Which is coming now, and it will also occur in the path of 2026, when the engines will be electrified to a much greater extent, which includes with artificial fuels,” he stated. “That suggests you will need a new motor development and you need 3 or four years to establish a new engine.
“That signifies you can come to a decision now to do Method 1 – or then almost certainly not once more for 10 several years. And our two high quality brands think that is the correct factor to do and are prioritising it.”
The potential in which Audi and Porsche will join F1 is not still crystal clear. Porsche has been rumoured to husband or wife with Pink Bull Racing, although Audi has formerly been joined with McLaren, but the two companies have denied any collaboration or invest in.