Should BMW Consider Getting Back in Formula 1?
Since 2009, when BMW ended its partnership with Sauber F1 Team, BMW hasn't been involved in Formula 1. BMW fans have hoped for a Bavarian return since 2009.
Since 2009, when BMW ended its partnership with Sauber F1 Team, BMW has not been involved in Formula 1.
Since 2009, BMW fans have hoped for a Bavarian return. BMW has not responded to fans' calls for F1 to be reintroduced, preferring other forms of motorsport. But should that change? BMW should re-enter Formula 1 now that the sport is changing dramatically by 2026.
Formula 1 will be very different in 2026 than it is today. It will have different powertrains than the one it has today, with more hybrid assistance and sustainable diesel fuels. F1 will be the sport to watch when it comes to alternative powertrain technology. Although there are many other forms of motorsport that use hybrid or electric power, none have the same prestige as F1.
BMW plans to introduce more electric technology over the next few years so having its hybrid tech in F1 will help increase brand recognition. It would also give F1 genuine motorsport credibility for its hybrid and electric vehicles.
BMW may also be interested in F1 again because of its competition. Audi, Porsche and Ford will all be competing in F1's most exciting motorsport for 2026.
Audi and Porsche announced that they would enter F1 in 2026. Audi even partnered with BMW's old friend, Sauber. Ford also announced it would join Red Bull Racing as an electric vehicle technology supplier. Although it's not yet a done deal, Cadillac joined Andretti Autosport in an effort to start an F1 team. Although the FIA has not yet approved a Cadillac team, there is a good chance that it will.
BMW could be persuaded to return, considering that F1's main rivals in BMW are attracting a lot of attention and motorsport fame. Fans would be thrilled to see one the most famous automotive brands race in the most prestigious motorsport. It would be great to see BMW compete with Mercedes, who has been at the top of F1 for many decades.
F1 doesn't require BMW to join or start a team. It could also be an engine supplier, as it did with Williams and Sauber. F1 powertrains will need both an internal combustion engine and a large 350-kW electric motor. This will be in effect from 2026.
BMW could supply one or both to an F1 team, lending credibility and credibility to its hybrid powertrain tech.
Should BMW be allowed to return to Formula 1 in the next few years? Although BMW has many successful motorsport teams in various racing series', none are as exciting or famous as Formula 1.
F1 was the most popular motorsport in the world, and it has only grown since Netflix's Drive to Survive. BMW will be the odd man out in 2026 with Mercedes, Audi and Porsche, Ford, Ford, and possibly even Cadillac involved in F1.
The answer is yes. BMW should be back in F1.