Volkswagen wants F1 cars to be four-wheel drive

Volkswagen brands Audi and Porsche want Formula 1 to adopt four-wheel drive for the next set of engine regulations from 2025 or 2026. The details are less clear, but according to Cremonesi, Volkswagen may only consider entering F1 with one of its brands if a fundamental element changes. Cremonesi said Porsche and Audi’s idea is for the front wheels to be powered by a new electric motor. According to Cremonesi, one likely change for 2025-2026 is the scrapping of the expensive, complex, heavy and noise-suppressing MGU-H energy recovery technology. “In Europe,” said Mercedes’ Toto Wolff, “we can all imagine driving electric vehicles by 2030.

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