At the Red Bull team, known to be looking at other options on the engine supply front – it seemingly being unhappy with the power output of its current Renault powerplants – would perhaps be the best target for such a union.
“Our companies are relatively close together already,” Mateschitz told Sport Bild in a recent interview, citing his company’s sponsorship of VW Group cars in series such as the DTM and Dakar Rally.
But the drinks mogul was also conscious of the fact that VW would be courted by every other non-works outfit up and down the grid.
“Talks with VW about a collaboration [in F1] would be interesting not only for ourselves but for every other non-factory team in F1,” he added.
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