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Recent reports from Germany are indicating that Williams could be in the frame to team up with car making giant Volkswagen.

Sport Bild has suggested that team boss Sir Frank Williams, who recently sold a 20% stake in his team to Austrian entrepreneur Toto Wolff, could sell another share in his team to VW.

"We are stronger with a manufacturer than as a private team. No question," Sir Frank is quoted having said recently.

Currently supplied with a customer Cosworth engine, Williams’ Grand Prix winning drought extends from the 2004 Brazilian GP, where Juan Pablo Montoya won at the wheel of a BMW-power car.

Repeating his sentiments raised in our exclusive interview with him, VW motor racing representative Hans-Joachim Stuck (pictured) ruled out any VW involvement in F1 under its current form.

"At the moment F1 is not a topic for us. If, however, the conditions change, we would have to think about it,” he said.

Hans Joachim Stuck

Again echoing what he said in our interview, VW would be interested should the FIA’s proposal on a universal engine be built into the regulations from 2013, as they are seeking to do. Stuck agreed that this rule change would provide “huge savings” for manufacturers.


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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.