Audi: Rumors of potential F1 entry just “pure speculation”

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It’s the rumor that’s been around for years and simply will not die: Audi joining Formula One.

Said rumor has re-emerged yet again recently thanks to reports that talk of Audi dumping both its DTM program in touring cars and its monstrously successful World Endurance Championship/Le Mans program in sports cars (leaving such to Volkswagen Group sister Porsche) to join the Grand Prix circuit in 2016.

But the 4-Rings has moved quickly to squash such a theory. In a post today on its Audi Sport Facebook page, the manufacturer said its piece – in English and in German, naturally:

Audi also relayed the same message on its Audi Sport Twitter account as well.

Its factory team in sports cars has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 13 times in the last 15 years and is seeking its third consecutive WEC manufacturers’ crown.