VW prepares for F1 image

Volkswagen is seriously considering entering Formula One – but as an engine supplier rather than a constructor.
That is according to former grand prix driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, who is now VW’s motorsport representative. via – Sport Bild.

“We are waiting for the FIA’s decision in respect of the use of a world engine for Formula 1,” Stuck told Auto Bild. “If there is [a world engine], we will discuss whether to build it for Formula 1.”

If VW goes into F1 it will most likely be in 2013 with a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine combined with a re-born KERS system – that’s when the current 2.4-litre naturally aspirated V8s are expected to die.

No other F1 engine manufacturers have expressed an interest in the FIA’s ‘world engine’ idea.