Ford boss reacts to Components 1 rumours. Is a historic marque returning to Components 1? Just lately, there was numerous hypothesis a few attainable entry of Ford. The US producer was talked about as a possible associate of Crimson Bull Racing. Now Ford boss Mark Rushbrook has commented on the rumours.
Components 1 is booming within the USA. Already this yr there have been two races in the USA of America, one in Miami, one other in Austin/Texas. Within the coming season, there’ll even be a 3rd Grand Prix in Las Vegas. After the US workforce Haas F1, which has been taking part within the World Championship since 2016, there will even be one other driver from abroad in Logan Sargeant on the Williams racing workforce from 2023.
In accordance with varied media stories, the US automotive producer Ford now additionally needs to reap the benefits of this increase and is reportedly pondering intensively a few return to the head of motorsport. Ford boss Mark Rushbrook now made reference to the rumours, however didn’t give a full rationalization.
In a media session that was purported to be concerning the NASCAR sequence by which Ford participates, Rushbrook was requested concerning the prevailing Components One hypothesis and mentioned:
“It ought to be clear to everybody that we’re right here to speak about NASCAR. That’s the race sequence we’re centered on,” mentioned the World Director of Ford Efficiency Motorsports, earlier than happening to say a little bit extra.
“It’s definitely the case that there’s numerous hypothesis round a Components One entry,” Rushbrook continued. “Nevertheless it’s not one thing we’re going to get into factually proper now.”
Ford final competed formally in Components One with Jaguar from 2000 to 2004. Nonetheless, the workforce by no means had the success it had hoped for. After pulling out of the venture, Ford bought the racing workforce to Crimson Bull, which went on to win a number of world championships.
Ford is now being linked to the Austrian workforce’s future engine plans at Crimson Bull, of all locations. It’s mentioned that it’s conceivable that Ford may turn out to be a sponsor and/or present technical help for engine development for 2026. Nonetheless, Ford doesn’t wish to run its personal manufacturing unit workforce or produce its personal engine.
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