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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Herbert Diess, the Volkswagen Group’s CEO, has been open about his support of Formula 1’s plan to switch to synthetic fuels in the near future . With Honda’s exit from the sport, rumors are swirling that the German giant may be interested in supplying engines. If the news sounds a little far...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s something charming about watching someone who beat Lewis Hamilton to a Formula 1 World Championship go “WOAHHHH” when you talk to him about a car’s performance. The car in question is the ID.R and the someone in question being Nico Rosberg. There’s also something charming about watching...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    From 1984 through to 1987, the McLaren Formula One team used a turbocharged Porsche V6 engine, which took them to 26 Grand Prix wins and two World Championships.  The engine, which was financed by Luxembourgian holdings company Techniques d’Avant Garde (TAG), eventually found its way into a 930...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Bugatti Chiron has set the production car record for accelerating from 0-249 mph (400 km/h) and slowing back down to zero. With IndyCar and ex-Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya at the helm, a production-spec Chiron accelerated from 0-249 mph and came to a complete stop in a mind-bending...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Porsche representatives, among others, were seen attending a Formula 1 engine meeting earlier this year, sparking rumors that the brand was planning a return to the sport. Now, the manufacturer’s deputy chairman, Lutz Meschke, has confirmed that Porsche is interested in joining the sport in...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    The brain trust at Porsche is starting to wonder if its motorsports budget might be better spent racing against Ferrari, McLaren, and Mercedes in Formula 1 rather than winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans against broken down Toyotas. Porsche has always had a tumultuous relationship with the...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Fire up the rumor mill, Audi’s reportedly attending an FIA meeting about F1 engines. According to German website, Spox , Audi will be in attendance at a meeting the FIA is holding in Paris to discuss the future (after 2021) of engine regulations in Formula 1. The meeting’s details are still...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s finally a Bugatti Chiron you can afford. Last November, LEGO unveiled its new Ford GT set that includes both the iconic Ford GT40 and the new Ford GT that won Le Mans 24 Hours into 1966 and 2016, respectively. The toy company has just announced that more Speed Champions sets will be...
  9. Open Wheel Racing
    After his conscious uncoupling from Ferrari in 2014, Audi jumped on the opportunity to snatch up Stefano Domenicali and put him charge of Lamborghini. The former F1 team principal says, though, that Formula 1 isn’t in the cards for Lambo. I have to say this is not the priority today, because we...
  10. Rally Racing
    The man responsible for Volkswagen Motorsport's complete domination of the World Rally Championship and three consecutive WRC titles has decided to leave the organization for a "new professional challenge" during the 2016 season.  With nearly 30 years of motorsport experience, Capito...
  11. Misc. Professional Racing
    This is far from the first time we've heard rumors on this topic, but this time reports of a Volkswagen Group entry into the world of Formula 1 are coming more frequently (and from more reputable sources) than ever before.  BBC Sport's Chief F1 writer Andrew Benson is the latest to point to the...
  12. Misc. Professional Racing
    Max Verstappen fits Macau start around Formula One commitments Nine drivers line up at motorsport classic with Volkswagen Power Volkswagen most successful engine manufacturer with eight wins Max Verstappen (NL) will climb into the cockpit of a Formula 3 car “powered by Volkswagen” for the...
  13. Audi Sport
    There's a new rumor going around via AutoExpress that Audi Sport will drop DTM and Sportscar racing at the end of the 2015 season in order to pursue an F1 run. I've made a post about it on our blog and theorized as much as I could. I also posted what I know of the author, which suggests he knows...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    At just 16 years old, Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to ever compete in Formula 1 next year when he makes the transition from his Volkswagen-powered Formula 3 car to a Scuderia Torro Roso Formula machine.  Max will be a second-generation Formula One Driver, following in his...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    With Infiniti Red Bull Racing's current struggles in Formula One, the rumor mill is understandably going wild.  Even though they are currently in second in overall manufacturer's championship points, and Sebastian Vettel is currently sixth in the drivers championship, Motorsport.com reports...
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