With Formula 1 looking to ressurect the turbo 4-cylinder powerplant, as well as make a possible to move to a “spec” engine, Volkswagen is positioning itself as a contender to supply the field with engines. The problem is that all current teams competing in the series are firmly against the measure.
Speaking to Auto Bild magazine, VW’s motorsports director Hans-Joachim Stuck said that “we are waiting for the FIA’s decision in respect of the use of a world engine for Formula 1. If there is [a world engine], we will discuss whether to build it for Formula 1.” Stuck also re-iterated that VW has no interest in developing a chassis and fielding a works team in the sport. The world engine could also be used for motorsports besides Formula 1, but many manufacturers pride themselves on their ability to create the best engines. A world engine would put an end to such a storied tradition.
Stuck was also spotted at a NASCAR Race and has expressed interest in the Indy Racing League and the Grand-Am Sports Car series.
[Source: Inside Line]