Audi has made further hints towards a possible venture into Formula One, with Chairman Rupert Stadler admitting that it remains an option for the future.
The German manufacturer has been long rumored to be evaluating a F1 program, potentially in partnership with Red Bull Racing, which has struggled with its current engine supplier, Renault, since the beginning of last year.
Red Bull’s motorport advisor Helmut Marko told BBC Sport that the energy drink giant may quit F1 if it’s unable to secure a deal with Audi.
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“If we don’t have a competitive engine in the near future, then either Audi is coming or we are out,” Marko told BBC Sport.