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Audi to Make Its F1 Debut in 2026

Another Volkswagen Group brand, Porsche, is anticipated to make its Formula One debut in 2026

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
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GERMANY. Berlin: The German-built power unit Audi will use to compete in Formula One starting in 2026 was confirmed at the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday by the premium Volkswagen brand.

Audi to announce its alliance partners by the end of the year

Audi stated that it would reveal its alliance partners by the end of the year. According to reports, it has been in discussions with the Swiss-based Sauber Group, whose team competes under the Alfa Romeo banner.

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The Liberty Media-owned sport’s goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030 will be achieved by introducing a new power unit in Formula One starting in 2026.

In a statement released in conjunction with a press conference held at Spa-Francorchamps, Audi chairman Markus Duesmann remarked, “Formula One is both a global stage for our brand and a highly rigorous development laboratory.”

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“In our industry, innovation, and technology transfer are always fueled by a combination of strong performance and competition. The time is opportune for us to get involved with the new guidelines,” he added.

Greater electrification and the usage of advanced sustainable fuel will result from the new regulations starting in 2026. From the upcoming season, cost limitations will apply to power unit manufacturers as well.

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The engine for the Audi will be constructed at Neuburg a der Donau, not far from the automaker’s headquarters in Ingolstadt; a distinct Audi Sport company will be established for the undertaking.

Adam Baker, a seasoned motorsports professional and former employee of the FIA, the organisation that oversees Formula One, will serve as the project’s chief executive.

Formula 1 announced Audi’s arrival with a series of tweets.

Mercedes, a German rival, manufactures its power unit in central England in Brixworth.

Another Volkswagen Group brand, Porsche, is anticipated to make its Formula One debut in 2026 in collaboration with Red Bull, the current league leaders.

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