Audi’s Head of Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich has said that the latest speculation linking the German manufacturer to a Formula 1 entry with Red Bull Racing is "nothing new".
Speaking at the Austin World Endurance Championship event, Ullrich paused for effect before responding to the latest bout of rumours emerging from Singapore, following Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz’s latest comments.
“We will see what comes,” Ullrich told Motorsport.com. “This story has been discussed for 20 years. It's nothing new.”
Mateschitz said that a stopgap supply of F1 engines from Ferrari would be a “very acceptable solution” over the next “two or three years” having confirmed that his team will split with Renault next season.
Any VW/Audi F1 entry is unlikely before 2018 at the earliest, which would tie in with Mateschitz’s timeframe for an interim customer Ferrari deal.
When pressed on the subject, Ullrich replied: “No details or comments,” before adding: “Red Bull is a strong team.”
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