F1-Insider.com reports that the Volkswagen Group will decide at the earliest November whether Audi and Porsche, or both, will enter F1. However, it all depends on the 2026 engine regulations.
F1 engine makers want to start working on the new F1 hybrid system sooner or later, and discussions on key aspects of the new F1 power unit format have intensified in recent months.
Another reason for wanting to decide F1 engine regulation early is the interest from potential new entrants such as Porsche and Audi.
“The Volkswagen Group will soon decide to enter F1 under the Audi and Porsche brands,” F1-Insider.com reported.
In November’, a board of corporate auditors will be held in Wolfsburg on the topic of F1 participation.
“Insiders expect their respective managers to get a green light of their commitment in the premier class from 2026.”
Both Audi and Porsche may actually participate in F1, Porsche is believed to work with Red Bull and Audi with McLaren.
Both will work with Red Bull’s new powertrain division to build a new engine at the 2026 F1 World Championship.
Red Bull F1 has revealed that it wants its powertrain sector to be autonomous and independent.
“First of all, we want to make sure we can stand on our own feet in an ambitious project,” said Helmut Marko, Red Bull F1 Motorsports Advisor.
But Helmut Marko added that Volkswagen’s interest was “if partners join us, they are of course welcomed.”
One of the key aspects of Volkswagen’s success in F1 is whether the MGU-H should be included in next-generation engines.
After months of negotiations, F1’s current engine makers Mercedes, Ferrari, Honda and Renault report they are ready to abolish the MGU-H only if Audi and Porsche promise long-term entry. Has been done.
It is said that losing the MGU-H will cause a power shortage and introduce a front axle MGU to make up for it, but F1 is said to give more emphasis to the MGU-K and give it a KERS style role instead. ing.
Another F1 commitment is to move towards sustainable fuels, whether biofuels or synthetic fuels.
“The top priority for both sustainability and sports priorities is to build a roadmap for internal combustion engines that meets the environmental goals of our automotive partners and society,” F1 said in a statement last year.
“Cars make up a very small percentage (0.7%) of carbon dioxide emissions as a sport, but it is important that the most visual part of the sport is sustainability and that it can benefit the real world. is”
“We also believe that there is no single solution to future engine technology, but sustainable fuel hybrid engines will be an important moment for the sports and automotive sectors.”
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