Audi acquires stake in Sauber Group
Audi has completed it plans to acquire a minority stake in The Sauber Group cementing it’s entry in Formula One, scheduled for 2026, for which the Sauber Group will be the German’s brand’s strategic partner.
The plans that were outlined in October last year is an important milestone for Audi AG who after announcing its entry into Formula One as a power unit manufacturer, will introduce a new, innovative engine formula in 2026, choosing Sauber Motorsport as its works team from the 2026 season onwards.
The team will compete in 2024 and 2025 with its current power unit manufacturer, honouring its existing partnership that enabled the team to make major steps forward in competitiveness and stability.
This year marks Alfa Romeo’s final campaign affiliated with the Sauber.
Speaking about the initial partnership, Finn Rausing, Sauber Holding AG Chairman of the Board of Directors: “Audi is the best strategic partner for the Sauber Group. It is clear that we share values and a vision, and we look forward to achieving our common goals in a strong and successful partnership.”
Frédéric Vasseur, Sauber Motorsport CEO & Team Principal: “The partnership between Audi AG and Sauber Motorsport is a key step for our team as we continue to make progress towards the front of the grid. To become Audi’s official works team is not only an honour and a great responsibility: it’s the best option for the future and we are fully confident we can help Audi achieve the objectives they have set for their journey in Formula One.”