Williams F1 wants to bring Volkswagen to Formula One

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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Source: Autocar UK

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.


VW in F1 would be very cool. I wonder if VAG would use Audi or even Porsche for branding reasons. You’d think Porsche wouldn’t want to do it unless they knew they were a good chance to be at the very pointy end of the field. Would be great to see Williams winning races again.

Why not? Volkswagen have the right to be part of that. Just a few adjustments, few repairs and few additions, whoa! Who knows, he may beat the fastest competitor.

Why not. I mean Virgin has found its way to the race track and Lotus has made it back to the ring as well. If they could develop a good car with a great over all performance and a great driver, it wouldn’t be a far fetch story that at the same year, they would get both driver and manufacturer championship.

Oh that was a much awaited decision by the volkswagen, i hope that they’ll answer the F1’s call

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