Rumors had been swirling about Volkswagen taking interest in putting together an F1 program. The German automaker would either supply engines, or perhaps Porsche would be re-entering the Formula 1 fold. We told you that VW was giving itself until the end of the year to decide if it wanted to enter F1 by 2013, and apparently, the automaker has made a decision: Volkswagen is not entering Formula 1 in any capacity.
According to Mario Theissen, a number of carmakers are carefully thinking about getting into Formula One. Theissen is head of BMW Motorsports, and after running the Bavarian automakers foray into engine supply in partnership with the Williams team, led the company towards buying the Sauber team wholesale. In a short span of time and with minimal investment, Theissen has transformed the team from a solid midfield contender to a legitimate challenger for the championship alongside McLaren and Ferr