Volkswagen’s motorsport boss and former F1 driver Hans-Joachim Stuck has applauded the FIA’s decision to introduce ‘greener’ engine rules for Formula 1 in 2013, potentially giving a hint that the German car giant might consider joining the sport after recently deciding against launching an F1 involvement with its subsidiary, Porsche.

On Friday, the FIA gave the go-ahead for the sport to switch to 1.6-litre turbo engines that will be more fuel and energy-efficient, both of which are serious criteria VW has looked to have had met.

“The conditions for a possible entrance of the Volkswagen group have been created,” Stuck repeated to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

Other quoted in the German media quote him as having welcomed the FIA’s decision, and adding that they are a potential “starting point for Volkswagen in Formula 1”.

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