Sauber Group managing director Alessandro Alunni Bravi dismissed the possibility of subtly advertising Audi during the interim period and confirmed that the brand won't be featured in the team's branding until 2026.
“No. Audi will enter in 2026," Bravi told Autosport.
“Commercially speaking, it is important to have a big bang in 2026, not to dilute the Audi involvement with the team. So, we will continue as Sauber, based on the heritage of the group.”
“The commitment of Audi was really strong from the very beginning,” the Italian said. “The project, the F1 project, has been approved by the Audi management board, has been confirmed by the Supervisory Board of Audi and has been then confirmed by the Supervisory Board of VW.
“So, it is a commitment at any level within the Audi/VW Group.
“The change of the CEO doesn’t change this approach, because it was not a decision of a single individual or the board, it was a decision of the group.”
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