Audi F1 managing director Adam Baker revealed that they would like to sign an “experienced” development driver by the end of this year.
Although Audi will make its F1 debut in 2026, the preparations are well underway. Baker stated that they would like to sign a development driver in 2023.
“It may seem that our debut is far away, but we want to have a development driver by the end of 2023. It is very important to have someone who has experience to develop our new engine in the simulators we have in Neuburg,” he told SoyMotor.
“We are looking for experts in the field with previous experience in Formula 1. It is the first time, since 2009, that a Formula 1 engine has been developed in Germany, and therefore if we want specialized personnel, we must look in England, France, or Italy.”