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The debut of Audi in Formula 1 in 2016

The debut of Audi in Formula 1 in 2016

The debut of Audi in Formula 1 in 2016

The German car manufacturer Audi in Formula 1 is going to throw performances in endurance racing and touring WEC championship DTM and by buying a “Red Bull” or “Toro Rosso”, go to Audi in Formula 1. This writes Auto Express citing sources.

One possible reason for leaving the WEC they call sister brand to compete with Porsche. Both car companies are part of the Volkswagen Group and compete with each other.

The debut of Audi in Formula 1 in 2016

Debut Audi in Formula 1 could take place in 2016, and it will be the main pilot Fernando Alonso assumes edition. Hispanic this year out of the “Ferrari”, and maybe even take a year of rest, as once Alain Prost. At the end of the 1991 season the Frenchman left the “Ferrari” to a year to join the then shone ‘Williams’ and triumphantly become a champion for the fourth time.

If the Germans leave the WEC, interrupted their brilliant series of victories in the most famous race in the world – 24 hours of Le Mans. Starting in the year 2000 cars Audi won in 13 of the past 15 races. Only in 2003 they managed to oust the British from Bentley, and in 2009 – from the French Peugeot.

Recall that at the present time Audi in Formula 1 just two factory teams – “eternal” Ferrari and Mercedes (already won the season). Back in 2008, the championship was attended by Renault, Honda, BMW, Toyota, but the global financial crisis has forced car companies to rethink their priorities.

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