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Engine suppliers most likely to return to the grid?

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    Avatar of Alexi
    Alexi
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    Even if you appreciate privateers over the manufactures, it is hard to disagree that the grid has been pretty barren this year with only four engine suppliers, the lowest in 30 years.

    The question is – which suppliers are most likely to return in 2013 with possibly the 1.6L I4 turbo engines coming back? I’m going to say Porsche is a given already. Hyundai was supposed to be joining F1 but it seems like they gave up on it. I heard something about Honda once…

    #149168
    Avatar of newnhamlea1
    newnhamlea1
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    Honda, without question. They only left because they ran out of money, they are keen to rejoin as early as possible.

    #149169
    Avatar of electrolite
    electrolite
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    Porcshe or Volkswagen.

    #149170
    Avatar of Alexi
    Alexi
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    Volkswagen owns Porsche. It was their intention to have Audi on Le Mans and Porsche on F1 I think.

    #149171
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    US_Peter
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    I would say Honda most likely, and Porsche slightly less likely but still a good chance of it happening. Anyone else I would say it’s probably fairly unlikely. Of course that’s still a couple years off, so much could change in that time.

    #149172
    Avatar of wasiF1
    wasiF1
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    Porsche will or someone from their subsidiary.Honda may. I doubt that Hyundai will.

    #149173
    Avatar of Julian
    Julian
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    i remember recently reading an article on autosport saying porsche were seriously considering an F1 return as an engine supplier

    #149174
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    GeeMac
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    It wouldn’t surprise me if VW enter F1 under the Porsche name. They have a history of producing turbocharged road cars and F1 would be a good marketing exercise for their technology.

    I do however full expect that VW/Porsche will approach F1 the exact same way as BMW did: Seek to get up to speed in your first couple of seasons and then try to reach the pinnacle of the sport for a few seasons before pulling the plug on their F1 programme.

    #149175
    Avatar of v6turbo
    v6turbo
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    If Audi/VW enter F1, I wonder if their Le Mans rivals Peugeot might be tempted back? – After all they have built up a lot of experience with turbo engines now, both at Le mans, and their Turbo Diesel road cars..

    Peugeot in F1 again with McLaren? Probably not, that was a low point for both of them!

    #149176
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    raymondu999
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    I’d love for the Audi name to go into the sport.

    #149177
    Avatar of Keith Collantine
    Keith Collantine
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    VW (who of course own Audi and Porsche) have said they may enter in 2018:

    Volkswagen Group suggests F1 entry in 2018

    #149178
    Avatar of raymondu999
    raymondu999
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    Yeap. And if we look back a while ago; Newey also said Audi was a primary driver for the (originally intended) 4 cylinder plan

    #149179
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    Jezson
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    Would be great to get the Bugatti and Lamborghini names back in F1. Of course, Bentley would be good too. Anyway, I see all of this pretty unmuch happening.

    A couple of years ago, I said Porsche would come back with Williams, but it seems the newly announced Renault partnership has proved me wrong.

    #149180
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    Cristian
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    I think a Japanese constructor will return in the future ( probably Honda because of their history, but others could join too ).

    Volkswagen joining in 2018… I won’t believe that until I see it.

    Lotus said they are considering building engines for F1 earlier this year, so they could be one; I read also earlier this year that McLaren may consider building their own engine after the colaboration with Mercedes ends, but I think they would prefer not to.

    What if we get in the future a Force India-Jaguar(they are owned by Tata, an Indian constructor) or Volvo(owned by Chinese manufacturer Geely)? That would be interesting, and not impossible at all, given the developments in recent years.

    #149181
    Avatar of Juan Pablo Heidfeld
    Juan Pablo Heidfeld
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    VW also own Skoda lest you forget

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