JANUARY 6, 2003
Volkswagen announces big push in America
Quattro" within the next two years.
Pischetsrieder, incidentally, said that Volkswagen was not interested in acquiring any of Fiat's car brands nor of taking a stake in the struggling Italian car company. This would appear to put an end to speculation that VW would be involved in a new company grouping brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Bugatti.
The implication in all this is that if VW is planning a major motorsport programme it will be aimed at the Americans rather than in F1. There have been rumours for some years that Audi is considering an F1 bid. The obvious choice, therefore, would be a bid for victory in the Indianapolis 500. This would put the company up against Chevrolet, Honda and Toyota.