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Ford To Return To F1 Racing From 2026 Season – Report

Ford To Return To F1 Racing From 2026 Season – Report

Ford has confirmed that it would return to the famed F1 (Formula 1) racing series in the 2026 season. F1 is now the world’s largest racing sport, with over half a billion spectators worldwide. In the realm of motorsport, every driver must aim to be like this. This athletic event has already played a key role in the history of the American automaker. It initially competed in Formula One in the 1960s, and its most recent appearance was in 2004. As a result, Ford has been out of Formula One for 18 years.

Ford will return to Formula One (F1) in 2026.

Ford To Return F1

Following the acquisition of a minority stake in the Sauber business, the German conglomerate Audi announced its intention to enter Formula One the following season (2026). For the event, it will be its work crew. Returning to Ford, it was able to win 155 races out of 262 when it used its renowned DFV (Double Four Valve) engine from 1967 until 1985. At the time, it had teamed with the British engineering firm Cosworth.

When it comes to title triumphs, the first came in 1968 with Graham Hill and Lotus, opening a fantastic new chapter in their already illustrious history. The most recent championship was won in 1994 by great driver Michael Schumacher and Benetton. Ford has established themselves as the third most successful engine manufacturer in F1 history, with 10 constructors’ titles and 13 drivers’ championships. “The announcement today that Ford is returning to Formula 1 from 2026 is wonderful for the sport, and we are pleased to see them join the incredible automotive partners already in Formula 1,” said Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of F1.

“We feel that our sport offers unparalleled opportunity and reach, and we cannot wait for the Ford logo to race around F1’s classic circuits beginning in 2026,” he said. “This marks the beginning of a fascinating new chapter in Ford’s motorsports legacy, which began when my great-grandfather [Henry Ford] won a race that helped build our firm,” said Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford. Going ahead, F1 will implement restrictions that are consistent with sustainability and performance.

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