Franz Tost Ready to Welcome Porsche, Audi and Other German Manufacturers in F1

Published 10/04/2021, 8:59 AM EDT


Formula One will implement a new set of regulations from the 2022 season. But that won’t be that the only big change in the sport. From the next season, teams will not be allowed to make changes to their engines because of the engine freeze till the 2025 season. AlphaTauri Team Principal Franz Tost has mentioned that it would be good for F1 to welcome more engine suppliers after the freeze. And some of the names that are being speculated to enter the sport in 2026 are Volkswagen and Audi.

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We will see other German manufacturers in Formula 1: Franz Tost

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As reported by sport1.de, the AlphaTauri team boss stated that the sport could open its doors to other German manufacturers in the future. He also mentioned that the decision to have engine suppliers would help the sport go green faster.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 28: Scuderia AlphaTauri Team Principal Franz Tost looks on in the paddock during Day Three of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 28, 2020, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Responding to a question regarding the new regulations paving the way for new manufacturers to enter the sport, this is what he had to say.

“Yeah. With this concept, that will open the doors. I, therefore, hope and believe that we will see other German manufacturers in Formula 1 alongside Mercedes in the future. For me, there is no better marketing platform than Formula 1.

“950 million viewers worldwide speak for themselves. With the new regulations from 2026, you can then optimally combine marketing and the green automotive future,” said Tost.

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“Formula 1 already has a unique technology that goes in this direction. Let’s just take the power unit: We have two energy recovery systems. You no longer need a socket to charge the batteries. That is the future for every car.

“If we succeed now, and it looks like this, we will have new hybrid engines in 2026 with emission-free bio-fuel for the internal combustion engine.” said the Austrian.

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F1 has vowed to cut its carbon footprint and also try to go green by the end of 2030. And it seems like welcoming new engine suppliers like Volkswagen would help speed up the process.

Do you agree with Tost? Let us know.

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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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