VW, Audi, Porsche deny F1 twelfth team reports

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Volkswagen, and its major motor sport linked brands, have again denied the latest round of speculation connecting the German giant with a potential Formula 1 foray.

The FIA revealed last week that it is seeking a twelfth team to fill the last spot on the 2015 or 2016 grids.

Volkswagen, and its Audi and Porsche brands, is regularly linked with a potential Formula 1 foray, so it was speculated that one of them might be interested in the FIA’s new opening.

Formula 1’s governing body has said that expressions of interest for the final place will close on 3 January, with a decision to be made at the end of February.

But Stefan Moser, VW’s communications boss, told Speed Week: “There are no plans for us to go into Formula 1.”

Moser’s Audi counterpart, Jurgen Pippig, added that Audi is also content with its existing programmes, including Le Mans and DTM.

“That is what we are focused on. We have no Formula 1 plans.”

Meanwhile Oliver Hilger of Porsche said: “In 2014, Porsche has the biggest factory motor sport programme in its history.

“We have no plans to enter Formula 1.” (GMM)

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  • StevetheGreat

    So who is looking to buy out Sauber then?

  • StevetheGreat

    Also who doesn’t want to see VAG in F1?
    I love VAG!

  • Mercedes supporter forever

    Would like to see Lamborghini and Aston Martin in F1..

  • vipernas

    Don’t expect any constructer to join any time soon. It will be some XXX GP to fill the 12th slot. Another backmarker will join… No use…

  • Nowhereman

    Porsche is still pissed off at the governing bodies for changing the rules to eliminate the 935 K in Can Am. LOL
    It would be good to have them involved in F1 and I’m sure they would win a few races also.

  • alexduduman

    I would say the 12th team will be Dacia.

  • McLarenfan

    Kia to purchase Sauber PMSL.


    No serious car manufacturer will join the current F1. They only would risk their image and this for a lot of money – F1 is strictly focussed on drivers not on car brands (see Renault, who knows that they are the engine behind Vettel’s success?). Mercedes will have to learn this lesson in the next years – and finally retire.

  • matthew

    @vipermas your right. Wait… EVERYONE SAID THAT ABOUT RED BULL!!!

  • StevetheGreat

    Same to tachless!

    Honda, loooooool. Already sigbed to join. So Toyota, Hyundia, Tata, could all join. Though Porsche or Ford would be more welcome for historical reasons, imo. Audi are basically using a hybrid turbo f1 engine in Le Mans too.

  • matthew

    @stevethegreat tata would be interesting, they have the budget!

  • PB

    Maybe it is Quantum Mototsports

  • dcloudy777

    Volkswagen AG should step up, they probably spend more on coffee filters every year than it would cost to field a team.

  • Kimi4WDC

    This would be epic, if Hyundai enters the F1.

    Just the notion of comparing Mercedes to Hyundai will be disastrous to Mercedes brand or Ferrari, not to mention if they will be outperforming them.

    They should totally do it!!!! :)