Audi will compete as a works team in Formula 1 from 2026 and will work together with Sauber.

According to its statements on Wednesday, the Volkswagen subsidiary plans to “acquire a share in the Sauber Group.” The size of the share was not disclosed. The drive unit will be developed by Audi and the car will be built by the traditional Swiss team at its Hinwil site in Switzerland. Sauber will also be responsible for the planning and execution of the racing operations.

“We are delighted to have gained such an experienced and competent partner for our ambitious Formula 1 project,” said Audi technical director Oliver Hoffmann.

The VW subsidiary had already announced its Formula 1 entry from 2026 in Spa-Francorchamps at the end of August. Even then, Sauber was considered the most promising candidate. New engine regulations will apply in Formula 1 from 2026.