Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz is hoping that his outfit’s continued competitiveness would be an attractive prospect to the Volkswagen group, should the carmaker decide to take a plunge and enter Formula 1 when the new engine regulations kick off in 2013.

The VW group has been making noises – and then going quiet on their overtures – about joining the sport with either its Audi or Porsche brands.

Red Bull already sponsors one of the Audi entries in the DTM series - so why not continue the marriage into F1
Red Bull already sponsors one of the Audi entries in the DTM series – so why not continue the marriage into F1, Dietrich Mateschitz argues

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.

[Original image via LAT]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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