Although it’s going to take till 2026 for Audi to formally enter Formula 1, the hyperlink with Sauber’s new associate staff will strengthen in early 2023. Even if the staff is seen as Alfa Romeo for a 12 months and the Audi engine would not arrive till 2026 – Ingolstadt will come to Hinwil, Switzerland, financially and personally.

On January 30, the Sauber Group confirmed that Audi has formally acquired a minority stake in the Swiss staff according to plans revealed final October. This share is anticipated to develop additional earlier than the precise introduction, together with the engine, in June 2026.

Former Audi Sporting Director of Sauber

Meanwhile, Sauber Motorsport’s board of administrators additionally underwent modifications per week in the past, and a well-recognized face appeared at Audi. In explicit, Julius Seebach. He was the managing director of Audi Sport GmbH from 2019 to 2022.

In this place, Seebach additionally performed an essential position in the preparation of his entry into Formula 1. In August, shortly earlier than the challenge was formally introduced, he left Audi’s sports activities division to grow to be the group’s normal supervisor of technical growth.

In his new position, Zeibach experiences on to Oliver Hoffman, director of growth. As Audi’s entry into Formula 1 has been declared a precedence and Seebach has been closely concerned in the preparations, it’s comprehensible that he ought to be put in cost of new associate Sauber.

Last week, Sauber Motorsport AG’s board of administrators resolved different points. Now the head of the Ferrari staff, Frederik Wasser, has formally resigned as president. He might be changed by Finn Rausing, the Swedish businessman who now owns Sauber. The new managing director Andreas Seidl is now formally a member of the board of administrators.