F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali Teases Exciting Volkswagen News

Published 01/03/2022, 8:56 AM EST
MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Former Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali talks in the Ferrari garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


Formula One will enter a new era in the 2022 season. The sport will have new cars, with better and more sustainable engines to minimize the carbon footprint. New manufacturers such as Volkswagen have shown interest in joining F1 in the coming years. F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali mentioned that they will hold talks with the German manufacturer in the coming months.

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Stefano mentioned he is happy that a big brand like Volkswagen is showing interest in Formula One. But he clarified that they have not started any negotiations or talks with the manufacturer yet.

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F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali mentions he will welcome Volkswagen to the sport

As reported by F1-insider, Domenicali laid the rules that Volkswagen has to follow if they want to enter the sport. He mentioned that sustainable engines should be the top priority for every manufacturer in F1.

“I think an important month is ahead of us in terms of the Volkswagen Group’s decision. It would be great to get started, but I can’t speak on behalf of VW. I’ve been part of this incredible corporation for a couple of years and I know how hard they are working on the future.” said Stefano.

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NOIDA, INDIA – OCTOBER 26: Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali attends the official press conference following practice for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit on October 26, 2012, in Noida, India. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

” Our sustainable gasoline, which we want to use in parallel with new hybrid engines with a higher proportion of electricity, can open up a second way for you alongside electromobility. And that doesn’t just apply to the Volkswagen Group, but to every automobile manufacturer. 

With regard to Volkswagen, however, I hope that they will make a decision soon. It was great that they were involved in developing the new drive rules. Now it’s up to you to take the final step.” said F1 CEO.

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It would be amazing to see a manufacturer like Volkswagen enter Formula One soon. Hopefully, the talks between the brand and Formula One go smoothly so that we can see what Volkswagen can bring to the sport.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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