Audi has confirmed it will be entering Formula 1 as an engine supplier from 2026 after it teased followers on its social media channels earlier today.
A Twitter user also spotted an Audi branded F1 car in the Spa-Francorchamps pit late before the brand posted an official image.
In a press conference at the Belgian Grand Prix, Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi made the official announcement.
“With the new rules, now is the right time for us to get involved. After all, Formula 1 and Audi both pursue clear sustainability goals,” he said.
Duesmann was joined by Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board for Technical Development who added, “Formula 1 is transforming, and Audi wants to actively support this journey.”
“A close link between our Formula 1 project and Audi AG’s Technical Development department will enable synergies.”
The power unit will be built at Audi Sport’s Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg an der Donau, not far from Audi AG’s company headquarters in Ingolstadt.
Audi will announce a decision on which team they will be lining up with in 2026 by the end of this year.