Is a partnership between McLaren and Audi possible in Formula 1?

They link the German brand with the Woking team to enter the category in 2025.

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El engine change that is glimpsed in the F1 from 2025 has already seduced Audi y Porsche, brands that confirmed their participation in the meetings that the International Automobile Federation, the company that organizes the World Cup and Mercedes, Renault, Ferrari y Red Bull will have from 3 July to address the issue.

From this interest they already began to circulate in the paddock of the Maximum some rumors on which teams could motorize the companies of the Grupo Volkswagen (It is unknown if there will be both or only one of them). In the Red Bull Ring, where this weekend the Austrian GP is held, already joined Audi with McLaren, a team that is currently related to Mercedes.

McLarenAndreas Seidl, director of the Woking team, tried not to give importance to the transcendent when asked about such a possibility. "With the commitment we have now, the partnership with Mercedes, we are more than happy and we are not looking for any change in this regard", he claimed

However, Seidl did favor the entry of new builders: “For the F.1 it would just be nice if you could attract another manufacturer or a company that is a supplier of engines. It would be a great sign for F.1 and the future ”.

In this context, the McLaren manager affirmed that the 2025 regulation will be essential to attract them. "Whatever the upcoming power unit regulations are, they need to be relevant in terms of technology. That is key to keep current manufacturers interested in the F.1 and also to attract new ones." explained to Motorsport.

At the moment there are not too many details of how the new power units would be, although it is not ruled out that they are combustion using sustainable fuels, the hydrogen and even electrical.

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