Audi strike deal to partner with Sauber for its Formula One debut in 2026… with the German car giant taking the baton from Alfa Romeo as they look to ‘write the next chapter’ of the team

Audi will enter Formula One as Sauber’s works team after they agreed a deal on Wednesday. Audi, owned by Volkswagen, announced in August that it would enter F1 under new engine rules coming in for 2026, with its own power unit to be built in Neuburg, Bavaria. Alfa Romeo, the current team partner, is ending its branding of the team after 2023. In 2024 and 2025, Alfa Romeo will race with Ferrari, its current engine supplier. ‘I am delighted to welcome Audi to Formula One, said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali back in August. Sauber has been involved in Formula One since 1993 and currently competes with Ferrari engines, under the name of Alfa Romeo, a Stellantis brand.

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