Wolff and Horner react to Audi/Porsche rumours

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The Pink Bull and Mercedes group bosses have expressed their opinions after the Volkswagen Group gave a pensive inexperienced gentle in the direction of a possible 2026 Components 1 entry.

					Wolff and Horner react to Audi/Porsche rumours


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Two of Components 1’s main group bosses have welcomed the potential entry of the Volkswagen Group when the game introduces a brand new engine system in just a few years’ time.

A change is deliberate for 2026 and, in a bid to draw new engine producers, a framework has been outlined to extend electrical energy, take away the MGU-H, and cut back the quantity of fossil fuels used.

The VW Group administration board voted on a possible F1 entry for his or her Audi and Porsche manufacturers, held at a gathering in Wolfsburg, Germany, earlier this week.

The vote resulted within the automotive large giving the inexperienced gentle, though there are nonetheless loads of discussions and particulars to be finalised earlier than their entry may be thought-about as particular.

Horner welcomes the information

With Pink Bull linked to a possible Porsche entry, probably by means of an alignment of the Pink Bull Powertrains division with the model, group boss Christian Horner has welcomed the information of their doable arrival in F1.

“I feel it is nice information for Components 1 that manufacturers comparable to Porsche and Audi are taking a look at coming into the class,” he instructed media, together with RacingNews365.com, over the Australian Grand Prix weekend.

“It is nice to listen to that there’s that clear intention, topic to laws, to enter the game.”

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Horner: It's "eye-wateringly" thrilling for Pink Bull

With RBPT build up their amenities to change into a producer in their very own proper – and with Horner additionally on the helm of the engine division – he
stated it is smart to carry discussions with the VW Group.

“The place we’re on our journey, it is non-dependent on an OEM coming in and partnering with the group,” the Workforce Principal clarified.

“However, after all, it could be logical to carry these discussions.

“Now that we’ve that readability from VW’s aspect, it is going to be clearly smart for us to interact in additional detailed discussions.

“It is thrilling for F1, it is thrilling for Porsche and for Audi and, doubtlessly for Pink Bull, eye-wateringly thrilling.”

Wolff constructive however cautious

Mercedes group boss Toto Wolff additionally expressed his intrigue on the thought of the VW Group coming into F1, however tempered his pleasure by declaring that there’s nonetheless no affirmation of any agreements being reached.

“It is nice if the Volkswagen Group joins Components 1. [It’s a] incredible model, and will increase the credibility of what we do and they’re racers,” he stated.

“However, so far as I perceive, there is no such thing as a agency dedication but. It is sitting on the desk for the laws. However, earlier than that dedication is definitely confirmed, we will not actually know what the plans are.”

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