World-renowned automakers BMW and Toyota are not planning to return to F1 in the near future.
If we talk about BMW, the last period when the German manufacturer competed in Formula 1, occurred in 2000-2009. Care BMW was associated with the global financial crisis.
“It was a long-term strategy, the company said in a statement BMW is for AUTOSPORT.com. We sought to invest resources for research and development of alternative solutions for powertrain, we have achieved their goal.
We have become the leading manufacturer of cars of premium-class in the field of electric mobility.
We are closely watching developments in the world of Motorsport, but while we have no plans to return to F1″.
At the moment, BMW has programs in the DTM and GT sport, including a return to Le Mans in category GTE, starting in 2018.
In addition, the BMW is a technical partner of the team in Andretti FE and is considering the possibility of entering the championship 2018-2019 with a full team.
Also AUTOSPORT.com it became known that the return to the Big Prizes, also declined and Toyota.
Ford is not going to return to Formula 1
The Japanese company focused on WEC and WRC programs and has no plans to expand its Motorsport portfolio.
Toyota came into F1 in 2002 with a huge budget, but never failing to get a single victory, it closed its program in 2009. During this period, the Japanese team won three pole positions and 13 podiums, and the best result in the constructors ‘ championship was fourth place in 2005.
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