Felipe Nasr, Carlin, British F3, Paul Ricard, 2011

Volkswagen Group suggests F1 entry in 2018

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Nasr, Carlin, British F3, Paul Ricard, 2011
Felipe Nasr, Carlin, British F3, Paul Ricard, 2011

One of Volkswagen Group’s top executives has suggested the company could enter Formula 1 with one of its brands – but not until 2018.

Wolfgang D???rheimer, the head of Volkswagen Group motorsport, told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, “I could imagine and F1 involvement in 2018, when the group is up front in the automotive industry.”

Volkswagen Group’s motor racing activity is split between different brands across a range of series, including Audi in the DTM and sports prototypes and Skoda in rallying.

The Volkswagen brand will also enter the World Rally Championship in 2013.

Volkswagen Group’s other brands include Bentley and Bugatti (which D???rheimer is CEO of), Seat and Lamborghini.

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