VW admits F1 interest; Briatore doesn''t like Fridays

The long-standing rumors about Volkswagen's interest in entry to Formula One have gained some additional fuel. Andy Hagedus, who is responsible for media relations for Audi Sport, was busy talking to people in the paddock at Barcelona, and ...

The long-standing rumors about Volkswagen's interest in entry to Formula One have gained some additional fuel.

Andy Hagedus, who is responsible for media relations for Audi Sport, was busy talking to people in the paddock at Barcelona, and admitted the level of interest in F1.

Given the current limitations on the number of teams, the purchase of Minardi would be the obvious route to F1. Whether this would happen with the VW, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley or Bugatti brand, though, is anyone's guess at this point, but it is believed that at least Skoda and Scania have been ruled out!

Flavio Briatore, the on-again, off-again, on-again manager of Benetton (soon to be Renault), spoke his mind again at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Briatore thinks Friday practice, as is has been for the past few years, is essentially a farce. Either the weekends should be cut down to two days -- enabling FIA to add some more races -- or Fridays should also include qualifying

Briatore is also opposed to testing during the season, and to refueling during races.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Flavio Briatore
Teams Benetton , Minardi