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FIA Block VW From Competing In WRC With A 2017 Polo

Sebastien Ogier performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2015 in Leon, Mexico on March 5, 2015

The World Rally Championship’s governing body the FIA have blocked Volkswagen’s attempt to compete in the series in 2017 with a brand new Polo. Volkswagen motorsport had hoped to lease cars out to privateer teams for the 2017 season however the FIA have rejected the bid. The German manufacturer confirmed that they accepted the decision from the FIA and will […]

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VW F1 Entry In Doubt Amid Reports That CEO Michael Winterkorn Has Been Axed

Reports are emerging that VW's F1 programme supporter, their CEO has been axed

The Volkswagen Audi Group’s potential entry into Formula One in 2018 could be a non starter with reports emerging today that their CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn has been axed from his position following the news that the company had been cheating the US emissions procedures. Dr Winterkorn who himself took over from Ferdinand Peich earlier this year was a key […]

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Volkwagen Set To Become A Works Team In 2018 By Purchasing Red Bull Racing

VW set to buy Red Bull according to Eddie Jordan

Red Bull Racing are set to pull out of Formula One as a team owner with Dietrich Mateschitz selling the Milton Keynes based outfit to car giant Volkswagen, according to BBC F1 analyst Eddie Jordan. Jordan’s comments come after both Christian Horner and Red Bull Motorsport consultant Dr Helmut Marko confirmed that the team will pull out of Formula One […]

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