A meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group has confirmed Audi's ambitions for an entry into Formula 1.
A senior Audi source confirmed to RacingNews365.com that the German car brand plans to enter the sport in 2026.
These plans have moved into the final phase of evaluation, with Audi in contact with F1's governing body, the FIA, to obtain further clarity.
Volkswagen yet to give final green light for F1 entry
Volkswagen are understood to be awaiting confirmation from F1 over its final plans for 2026's regulation changes before a final decision is taken.
Should the new regulations chime with Audi's ambitions for a more sustainable sport, there should be nothing standing in the way of an entry.
Any decision on how Audi plans to enter F1, whether in their own right or as partner to an existing Formula 1 team, will be the next step.
RacingNews365.com understands that McLaren, Williams and Sauber are all under consideration as potential partners.
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