Interview with VW head of Motorsports
- 7th December 2012, 23:02 at 11:02 pm #132502
This dropped into my sub box today, it’s a very interesting interview with the guy in charge of Volkswagen’s motorsports commitments (Volkswagen the brand, not VAG) which really helped me understand the mindset of big corporations. I stuck this in the WRC group as that’s what they talk about most, but he also flatly ruled out any involvement in F1, so it seems we’re not getting any VW badged engines any time soon.7th December 2012, 23:16 at 11:16 pm #218630Prisoner MonkeysParticipant
VW have repeatedly denied plans to join Formula 1 several times now. I don’t know why people insist that their entry to the sport is imminent.
Anyway, you couldn’t have timed this thread any better if you had tried – the formal presentation of the Polo R WRC will be made at 7:30pm tonight.
It’s widely-expected that Red Bull will be backing the team, given their close association with Skoda in the IRC and ERC in the past. Here’s a mock-up of what the car might look like:7th December 2012, 23:49 at 11:49 pm #218631
I was kind of hoping they would keep the colour scheme from the video, Red Bull are a bit ubiquitous these days8th December 2012, 15:38 at 3:38 pm #218632TommyBParticipant
Red Bull confirmed as title sponsors of the VW team as of now.8th December 2012, 16:49 at 4:49 pm #2186338th December 2012, 19:27 at 7:27 pm #218634
The VW Polo R has been revealed!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9nWH8WCIAAvWiO.jpg:large8th December 2012, 20:13 at 8:13 pm #218635
Looks like I got my wish! Cool stuff10th December 2012, 17:24 at 5:24 pm #218636the_sigmanParticipant
Ιsn’t the interviewer the same guy as the one who made the interview at Hungaroring?10th December 2012, 17:35 at 5:35 pm #218637
@sigman1998 No, Placido Domingo was on the podium at the Hungaroring, Jacky Ickx is the interviewer in this video (He also did the podium interviews in Belgium)10th December 2012, 17:36 at 5:36 pm #218638RoaldParticipant
@the_sigman that’s Jacky Ickx, a former F1 driver and 8-time race winner7th January 2013, 23:08 at 11:08 pm #218639AndrewTannerParticipant
The car looks nice, pretty modest approach from the Red Bull side of things. Thanks for sharing the interview.
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