Along with Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Cosworth, Volkswagen is seriously evaluating a move of joining these companies to supply Formula 1 engines, according to Hans-Joachim Stuck, representative for Volkswagen who explained to Autosport. Joachim Stuck did however say that Volkswagen would not be interested in becoming a partner with a team, like what McLaren had with Mercedes before establishing Mercedes GP.
“If you’re the world’s largest manufacturer is natural that we’re thinking about [Formula 1], but not before 2012,” he said. “We’re looking for innovative things, and Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport. Two years ago there was some talk that Volkswagen is going to buy the Red Bull F1 team, which we didn’t need to buy. Why should we stick with one team if we can give our engines to more teams?” he added. Joachim Stuck also went on to say that the expansion of the grid and new low-cost regulations is making it possible for Volkswagen to come in as an engine supplier. The more the merrier!