Formula One’s Williams team is knocking on the door of Volkswagen with the hope that the German car brand will answer their call.
Rumors have circulated for a long time that Volkswagen has an eye on entering Formula One by 2013 and Williams is leading the efforts to bring one of the biggest car brands in the planet into the wild world of Formula One.
And in the event that VW does decide to jump on-board the F1 circus, Williams is keen on the idea of selling its team to VW, similar to what Sauber did before with BMW.
“We are stronger with a manufacturer than as a private team,” Williams team principal Frank Williams told Bild. “No question.”
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For its part, Volkswagen is weighing its options on the possibility of an F1 entry. According to VW’s motorsport chief Kris Nissen, the automaker is looking at how the sport seeks to improve its image, drive down costs and improve its stability before making a commitment in joining F1.
It’s going to be an interesting possibility considering that VW is one of those major car brands that have yet to enter Formula One in its racing history. And in case they do, look for Williams to push hard to be involved in the whole deal.