German manufacturer Audi will join the Formula 1 World Championship from the 2026 season as a power unit supplier.
It comes after new F1 cars no longer have engines as such, they run a hybrid power unit (PU) that delivers in the order... regulations, designed specifically to make it possible and attractive for newcomers to join the sport at a competitive level, were published earlier this month.
The 2026 power units will maintain the current V6 The Internal Combustion Engine, commonly called ICE, is a six-cylinder, four-stroke, turbocharged, direct injection 1.6-litre unit and one of 6... architecture but feature increased electrical power and 100% sustainable fuels, two factors Audi say were key to it joining.
Audi – who is part of the Volkswagen Group – added that it also supports F1’s plans to be more sustainable and cost-efficient, with a The cost cap, or budget cap, is the amount of money a team can spend on the car's performance in... for power unit manufacturers introduced in 2023 and F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... setting a target of being Net Zero Carbon by 2030.
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