"Audi has a strong commitment to Formula 1 and, of course together with Sauber, this commitment comes from a decision not only of the board of Audi but also the advisory board of Audi and the Supervisory Board of Audi/Volkswagen," he said, as quoted by Motorsport.com.
"So, it's a group decision and the commitment is there. Why there is a lack of communication is simple. We are Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake.
"So, until the end of the year, we have certain limitations in communicating about the team, about the future, about the involvement of Audi, and we fully respect Alfa Romeo for this."
The team confirmed that Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu would remain with the team in 2024 but Audi may want a headline driver to lead them into the sport.
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