With Porsche and Audi trying set to reach on the F1 grid in 2026, Ferrari's Mattia Binotto has joined Christian Horner and Toto Wolff in welcoming the potential entry of the 2 Volkswagen Group manufacturers.
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Ferrari Staff Principal Mattia Binotto has welcomed the potential entry of Porsche and Audi to F1 when the game introduces a brand new engine components in 2026.
Rumours of the 2 Volkswagen Group manufacturers becoming a member of the game have circulated for a number of months, and the VW Group administration voted in favour of a possible F1 entry for Porsche and Audi at a gathering in Wolfsburg, Germany, earlier this month.
Whereas there are nonetheless loads of particulars to be finalised earlier than their entries will be thought-about as particular, Binotto joined the refrain of Staff Principals to have spoken in favour of the 2 manufacturers becoming a member of the game.
“We’re very blissful for Porsche and Audi to hitch F1,” Binotto instructed media, together with RacingNews365.com.
“I feel that is nice for the game, it is nice for F1, and it is nice for us to compete with such manufacturers, so general, I feel it is excellent news which we must be very proud of.”
Binotto’s ideas echo these of Purple Bull’s Christian Horner and Mercedes’ Toto Wolff, who’ve each already welcomed the potential arrival of Audi and Porsche into F1.
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Binotto: A lot nonetheless to agree upon
Binotto cautioned, nonetheless, that there was nonetheless a lot to debate and finalise earlier than the 2026 rules are to be submitted to the World Motor Sport Council in June.
“There are nonetheless open factors on monetary rules, as a result of they must be finalised and formalised,” mentioned Binotto.
“What’s a newcomer? How will we outline a newcomer? What are the advantages of a newcomer? All that must be clarified and outlined.
“There are factors on the technical [side] nonetheless having open discussions, so there are a lot of issues that must be moved ahead and finalised.
“From now to June, time is definitely very brief, which implies that we have to work on it as [a] excessive precedence.”
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