Audi: First acquisition of Sauber Group / Formula 1 shares

The Sauber Group confirmed on January 30: Audi has accepted the primary tranche of shares within the Swiss racing staff. The model with 4 rings will take part within the Formula 1 World Championship in 2026.


At the Belgian GP in late August 2022, Audi confirmed its entry into Formula 1 in early 2026. What was thought of an open secret then turned official in October – the Swiss racing staff based by Peter Sauber will convert to an Audi chassis. companion. At the time, the Germans confirmed that they might progressively purchase shares in Sauber.

On January 30, 2023, the Sauber Group confirmed that step one had been taken, with Audi taking a minority stake within the Swiss firm. “The Sauber Group is happy to announce that Audi has acquired a minority stake within the Sauber Group in January 2023. This is a crucial milestone in Audi’s deliberate entry into Formula 1 for 2026.”

Nothing is claimed concerning the measurement of this tranche, of course, concerning the worth. We’re speaking concerning the three components that Audi will progressively purchase to maintain Sauber’s 75 p.c stake. 1 / 4 of the shares will stay with the previous proprietor, businessman Finn Rausing.

The know-how and title of the automotive, which can be constructed within the Zurich Oberland, can be confirmed by the tip of 2023 – the racing automotive can be known as Alfa Romeo, with an engine from Ferrari. But title sponsor Alfa Romeo will say goodbye on the finish of 2023.

It will not be but recognized what title the racing staff will compete beneath in 2024 and 2025, earlier than Audi makes its debut within the premier class in 2026.

Formula 1 2023

January 31: Haas F1 Online
February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 6: Williams on-line
February 7: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
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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