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Three carmakers linked with post-2013 F1 forays

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By Motorsport.com/GMM

Jean-Francois Caubet, managing director of Renault Sport F1
Jean-Francois Caubet, managing director of Renault Sport F1

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Three car makers have been named as potential candidates to enter Formula One after the engine rules change in 2013.

Jean-Francois Caubet, managing director of F1 engine supplier Renault Sport F1, said "Volkswagen, Honda and Hyundai" could launch forays when the turbocharged four-cylinder power plants replace the current 2.4 litre V8s.

His comments are a further sign that engine makers back the FIA's greener rules for 2013, amid Bernie Ecclestone's fears that spectators and sponsors will not appreciate the loss of the current engine note.

I don't think they will come in the first year, because that would be difficult for a car manufacturer

Jean-Francois Caubet

As for the aforementioned three, Caubet said they are likely to watch the implementation of the new formula in 2013 and then make a decision.

"I don't think they will come in the first year, because that would be difficult for a car manufacturer," he told motorsport-total.com. "Maybe later."

Renault Sport F1 supplies engines to the Renault, Red Bull and Team Lotus teams.

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