Audi could enter F1 with McLaren partnership

HAMBURG — Audi’s supervisory board will examine on Wednesday strategies for the company to enter Formulation 1, which include through attainable partnership with McLaren Automotive, two resources explained to Reuters on Tuesday, adding no final decision has nevertheless been made.

The board of Volkswagen, which owns Audi, reviewed the make any difference of finding a foot into the Formula A person current market at a assembly final 7 days, stated two resources who declined to be named.

Audi CEO Markus Duesmann and Porsche CEO Oliver Blume were known as “ardent admirers of Components One particular”, 1 resource explained.

McLaren Automotive on Monday denied a report that Audi experienced bought the British luxury sportscar maker, but still left the doorway open up to technological collaboration “with appropriate companions and suppliers.”

A spokesperson for Audi told Reuters it was “on the lookout at various cooperation ideas” but did not confirm whether it was speaking about a feasible sale with McLaren.

Getting the carmaker would put a 2nd supercar in Audi’s guides along with Lamborghini, which it has owned because 1998.

German publication Automobilwoche reported on Sunday that Audi was significantly fascinated in the Formulation 1 division.

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