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Speculation Swirling over Volkswagen Entering Formula 1

Next year could prove to be an exciting one in Formula 1 racing as the Volkswagen Group is reportedly considering entering the sport.

The reports are being circulated courtesy of BBC, which claims Volkswagen is in the midst of a feasibility study that will help determine the company’s next course of action.

Among the swirling speculations are rumors of tension between Volkswagen’s Ferdinand Piech and the Formula 1 head, Bernie Ecclestone, which could apparently factor into the organization’s decision.

BBC’s chief F1 analyst Eddie Jordan offered his opinion, stating, “The Volkswagen Audi group is the second biggest car maker in the world and as such it needs to be in Formula 1.”

Some of the automotive group’s senior board members are believed to be in favor of entering the track to show off the talent of VW’s vehicles; however, a spokesperson pointed to a statement in which VW’s chairman of the board of management expressed his pleasure in the brands’ current motorsports.

We can only hope they decide to throw their hats into the ring. What are your thoughts on Volkswagen entering Formula 1? We at Sierra Volkswagen would love to hear from you in the comments below.