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Audi outline ambitious goals for F1 team

With Audi set to partner Sauber to enter F1 in 2026, the manufacturer is aiming high for what the team can achieve.

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Audi have set out their goals for their partnership with Sauber ahead of their 2026 entry into F1.

It was confirmed in October that the manufacturer would make the Swiss squad their works team, with the two sides set to become "strategic partners".

Audi will provide the engines, while Sauber will continue to build and develop the chassis at their base in Hinwil, Switzerland.

Ahead of the link-up, Audi are hopeful of being able to battle at the front in the future.

Audi set out targets for F1 entry

"We have committed for the period 2026 to 2030. We want to compete for victories after three years," Managing Director Adam Baker told DPA.

"The new technical [engine] regulations create opportunities for newcomers to be competitive quickly. Moreover, with the budget cap, everyone has the same opportunities and all face the same challenge.

"If you get your act together, there is even the possibility that you could be fighting at the front straight away in 2026."

Audi aware of 'pressure'

Baker acknowledges that there are challenges ahead for the team, but feels that they are prepared for any pressures they may encounter, both internally and externally.

"We are already feeling the pressure from outside, but we expected that," he added.

"We are aware of the challenges ahead, but we already have a clear idea of what it will take to be successful in 2026.

"That certainly makes the pressure from within our own ranks all the more intense."

It was announced earlier in December that former McLaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl has been appointed as CEO at Sauber.

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