Sauber, Audi hiding 2026 F1 buyout?

Sauber and Audi are “hiding” the truth that they’ll group up in a works collaboration in Method 1 from 2026.

That’s the phrase from an unnamed rival group boss, because the Volkswagen Group holds off on saying the main points of its F1 foray with each the Audi and Porsche manufacturers.

Purple Bull is hotly tipped to be powered by Porsche engines.

“There must be an official announcement at Purple Bull’s residence race on July 10 in Spielberg,” reported veteran Swiss journalist Roger Benoit in Blick newspaper.

As for Audi, a number of groups are linked with the works deal that may reportedly contain a partial or full buyout of the present constructor.

One group boss, nonetheless, says the deal is already accomplished.

“I do not perceive why Sauber and Audi are nonetheless hiding their collaboration,” the unnamed group boss declared.

“Audi secured 25 p.c of the shares a while in the past. And one other 50 p.c are to come back. It is a actually massive sum of cash,” the supply added.

Sauber, presently racing in F1 beneath the Alfa Romeo model, isn’t confirming that.

“For me, Williams is the favorite,” stated group boss Frederic Vasseur.

“They’ve excellent relations with VW and Germany.”

It’s stated that each manufacturers are eyeing German drivers, however 40-year-old Spaniard Fernando Alonso hinted in Montreal that he’s not ruling out a VW-powered drive in 2026.

German Sebastian Vettel, in the meantime, added: “Let’s give it some thought.

“I do not know is the reply – it is a good distance away. I am very a lot taking a look at this yr, after which the subsequent yr reasonably than 2026.

“However I feel it is excellent news that there is discuss of recent groups like Andretti and large producers coming in,” Vettel added. “F1 appears to develop in recognition so who is aware of what the game goes to appear to be in ’26.”

(GMM)

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