The decisive Supervisory Board meeting is approaching. As the industry newspaper “Automobilwoche” reports, the supervisory board of the VW Group is to discuss its future Formula 1 commitment on April 7th – and at best also decide on it.
The new set of rules is the bait – the fish just has to bite.
AUTO BILD already reported in October 2021 that McLaren is the object of Audi’s desire even before Williams. McLaren Managing Director Zak Brown also admits: “They spoke to a few people, and as you can imagine, we also had discussions. In the short and medium term we are happy with our partner Mercedes. We wait and see what happens. We have a contract until the end of 2025 and will take our time to decide how things will continue from 2026 onwards.”
But most recently, the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine repeatedly postponed the Volkswagen decision. Even now there are critical voices within Audi: Is it possible to plan an investment worth hundreds of millions in the midst of the crisis? The Supervisory Board should now also ask itself this question.
Now it’s up to the supervisory board, at least as far as Audi’s ambitious and complex plans are concerned.