Audi confirms early 2022 F1 entry in letter penned to FIA executives

Audi has assured F1 that they will confirm their entry into the sport early next year.

Audi is one of the frontrunners to enter F1. They will join as an engine supplier, and are planning to join when the regulations take a turn. They have subsequently informed the sport and the FIA about the decision.

Audi board chairman Markus Duesmann and Audi Technical Development board member Oliver Hoffmann said that the German automobile manufacturer is satisfied with the FIA’s technical regulation directives for the power units that will be there in 2026.

According to reports, Audi has assured that they will confirm their entry into the sport early next year, and will join some big names as an engine manufacturer.

In a letter sent on Tuesday, Duesmann and Hoffmann told F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and outgoing FIA president Jean Todt that the new regulations appealed to them, and that they seemed feasible and fair for their objectives.

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The FIA World Motor Sport Council confirmed after the announcement that the 2026 power units will retain the existing 1.6-litre V6 engines.

However, the amount of electrical energy they will generate will be increased. The MGU-H will be scrapped, while power unit costs will also be capped.

New horizons

Audi will join Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Red Bull in the engine manufacturers club. In addition to Audi, Porsche is also interested in joining, but the four-ringed brand is the favourite to join first.

Duesmann and Hoffmann took a dig at their automobile rivals Mercedes in their letter to the FIA. They congratulated Todt for a superb and fair conclusion to the world championship, taking a swipe at Mercedes, who lost that fateful day in Abu Dhabi.

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