Sauber insists Audi “has a robust determination to Components 1” amid rumours

Sauber, which will grow to be the Audi Components one staff in 2026, has dismissed rumours casting question on the manufacturer’s determination to the collection.

Audi introduced in August very last calendar year it will enter F1 as Sauber’s motor provider in 2026. It has issued occasional updates on the progress of its amenities at Neuberg an der Donau in Germany.

On the other hand the departure of Audi CEO Markus Duesmann in June prompted speculation its entry into F1 was in jeopardy.

Sauber’s F1 staff is at this time branded by Alfa Romeo below a offer which concludes at the stop of this year. The team’s agent Alessandro Alunni Bravi insisted Audi’s entry into F1 is heading in advance as prepared.

“Audi has a robust determination to Components one and of class alongside one another with Sauber,” he claimed. “This determination will come from a final decision not only of the board of Audi but also the advisory board of Audi and the supervisory board of Audi Volkswagen. So it is a team final decision and the determination is there.”

He claimed the staff has unveiled very little about its potential of ideas out of regard to Alfa Romeo. “We are Alfa Romeo F1 Crew Stake so right until the stop of the calendar year we have particular limits in speaking about the staff, about the potential, about the involvement of Audi,” he claimed. “We entirely regard Alfa Romeo for this and we really do not want to make any sort of announcement or much more than what is strictly relevant to the race and the championship.”

On the other hand Sauber has presently built a number of significant hires, such as the appointment of previous McLaren staff principal Andreas Seidl as Team CEO and James Vital as its technological director, a position he earlier held at McLaren.

“The determination, as I claimed, is there,” Alunni Bravi pressured. “We are doing the job tough to produce the composition of the staff. We have a robust recruitment approach in area. James Vital is 1 but we have on a weekly foundation new appointments.

“It’s is not a make any difference of the involvement of Audi in funding the staff or sustaining this progress procedure,” he claimed. “We have two homeowners, two shareholders, there is a governance in area in accordance to the distinct phase of the transaction that will be done in advance of the 2026 year. So we are continuing with the expense approach with every little thing in accordance with the governance that has been agreed.”

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