Formula 1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey would like to see more German manufacturers join the grid in the future as the sport considers its engine regulations post-2020.
Just four manufacturers currently race in F1 – Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda – but more are known to be considering an entry in the future, meeting with the sport’s bosses to help shape the future technical regulations.
Mercedes has enjoyed a remarkable spell of dominance in the V6 turbo era since 2014, having returned to F1 with a works operation in 2010.
Rival German manufacturers BMW, Porsche and Audi have all tasted success in other forms of motorsport, but Carey hopes to lure them to F1 in the near future.
“Our goal is that companies like that want to run teams in Formula One. It’s why we are adjusting the technical and economic conditions,” Carey told Sport Bild in Germany.
“We have a German champion, a German car as champion, a German fighting for the title this year.
“And we would like to have more German teams.”
Porsche is reported to be currently evaluating a possible entry to F1 in the future, as well as considering Formula E, with its LMP1 program seemingly set to end in the next two years.
Nico Rosberg became Germany’s third F1 world champion in 2016 with Mercedes, while Sebastian Vettel is currently vying for a fifth title.
The German Grand Prix has been a big question mark for F1 in recent years due to funding struggles, being cancelled in 2015 and 2017.
However, Carey is keen to help secure its long-term future, saying: “It has a great history and we want to fight for it to continue.”