Audi in F1 - it's been an off and on rumor for years based on over-reading of executive quotes or CGI mockups by independent designers. The story below contains both of these elements, but also new intel based on comments by Volkswagen Group motorsport boss Wolfgang Duerheimer that suggest the idea is decidedly more than vaporware. Even more intriguing, Audi is mentioned by name.
Duerheimer, a former Porsche board member for R&D and most recently named as Bentley CEO and Volkswagen Group motorsport chief has made no secret that he sees potential in a bid for participation in Formula 1. The sport's strong fan base in critical markets, namely Europe and Asia, have placed it very much on the executive's short list of worthy racing endeavors for multiple brands within the vast Volkswagen Group portfolio.
Read the story and then let us know what you think. Do you like the idea of Audi in F1 or should it stick to sportscar and slug it out with Porsche in that style of racing?