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Audi could enter F1 with McLaren partnership

HAMBURG — Audi’s supervisory board will talk about on Wednesday techniques for the organization to enter Method 1, such as by means of attainable partnership with McLaren Automotive, two sources advised Reuters on Tuesday, incorporating no determination has nevertheless been produced.

The board of Volkswagen, which owns Audi, mentioned the issue of having a foot into the Method 1 sector at a assembly last 7 days, said two sources who declined to be named.

Audi CEO Markus Duesmann and Porsche CEO Oliver Blume had been regarded as “ardent supporters of Method 1”, one supply said.

McLaren Automotive on Monday denied a report that Audi had purchased the British luxurious sportscar maker, but remaining the door open to technological collaboration “with appropriate partners and suppliers.”

A spokesperson for Audi advised Reuters it was “wanting at many cooperation thoughts” but did not affirm whether or not it was discussing a attainable sale with McLaren.

Acquiring the carmaker would place a 2nd supercar in Audi’s textbooks along with Lamborghini, which it has owned considering the fact that 1998.

German publication Automobilwoche claimed on Sunday that Audi was significantly interested in the Method one division.

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