Sauber Motorsport to become strategic partner of Audi F1
The German manufacturer will be able to leverage Sauber Technologies' state of the art AM facility
Sauber Motorsport will be the strategic partner of Audi’s F1 program as per a new agreement signed by Audi AG and the Sauber Group. Audi AG also plans to acquire a stake in the Sauber Group, which means that the company will likely be able to leverage Sauber Technologies’ state-of-the-art AM facility in Switzerland.
Finn Rausing, Sauber Holding AG Chairman of the Board of Directors: “Audi is the best strategic partner for the Sauber Group. We share values and a vision, and we look forward to achieving our common goals in a strong and successful partnership.”
After announcing its entry into Formula One as a power unit manufacturer, to coincide with the introduction of the new, innovative engine formula in 2026, Audi has chosen Sauber Motorsport as its works team from the 2026 season onwards.
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 honor 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.”
This partnership will bring the team to new heights, guaranteeing at the same time the long-term future of the company – an entity that boasts a committed workforce, one of Europe’s leading wind tunnels and world-class motorsport manufacturing facilities.
Oliver Hoffmann, Audi AG Board Member and Responsible for F1 Programme: “We are delighted to have gained such an experienced and competent partner for our ambitious Formula 1 project. We already know the Sauber Group with its state-of-the-art facility and experienced team from previous collaborations and are convinced that together we will form a strong team.”
The team will compete in 2024 and 2025 with its current power unit manufacturer, honoring its existing partnership that enabled the team to make significant steps forward in competitiveness and stability.