Abiteboul: No Formula 1 plans from Hyundai/Formula 1 yet

The head of the Hyundai group, Cyril Abiteboul, famous that the South Korean producer has no intention of collaborating in Formula 1 for now. However, he doesn’t wish to rule out a future deal.


Hyundai confirmed on January 12 that former Renault F1 group principal Cyril Abiteboul has been introduced in to take over the group’s key position within the World Rally Championship and client racing. The 45-year-old Frenchman made his debut within the new place on the Monte Carlo Rally this week and he took the chance to reply some questions from the media.

Of course, the subject of Formula 1 additionally got here up, as Abiteboul was lately the group boss within the GP circus. He was evasive when requested about Hyundai’s four-wheel drive firstclass entry. “There is not any particular plan. But Hyundai is, after all, a brand new product vary, a novel supply and extra. an organization that goals to develop fantastically on a world scale.

“Motorsport exists to develop the enterprise, so I first want to know with different members of the corporate what the enterprise wants and learn how to assist it now,” added the Parisian engineer. At the identical time, he defined: “At the second, rallying is for enterprise, and by working with the FIA ​​and the organizers it’s a precedence to make sure that it’s saved that manner.”

“Time will inform if we do something extra. But in the meanwhile it isn’t an important factor, it is profitable the rally,” Abiteboul famous. When requested if Hyundai was not less than fascinated with switching to Formula 1, he stated: “I do not wish to say sure, as a result of then you’ve gotten Hyundai coming into Formula 1. you’d write.

Formula 1 2023

February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 06: Williams Online (dwell solely)
February 7: Alfa Romeo Racing in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York (Live Only)
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter take a look at
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku*
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
28.05 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg*
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha*
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin*
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos*
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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