Volkswagen Motorsport Celebrates 50 Years Share Comments On July 11, 1966 Volkswagen starting competing in Formula V as a way of developing engineering talent. Now, 50 years later, the team created all those years ago, Volkswagen Motorsport, is still at the top of its game, dominating the World Rallly Championship. To celebrate the team’s rich history, it has created a gallery of beautiful pictures from throughout its history. Each photo has facts from important milestones and races that happened along the way. Some of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, like Jochen Rindt, Niki Lauda, and Keke Rosberg raced with Volkswagen Motorsport and the team has participated in all kinds of racing, both on-road and off. “Volkswagen enjoys a solid and future-oriented basis in motorsport,” says Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport Director. “We want to be successful, wherever we compete.” Read through the history at volkswagen-motorsport.com.