Germany’s Auto Bild reported yesterday that Audi would be attending an F1 manufacturer’s meeting in Paris tomorrow, at the headquarters of the FIA.

The paper has now clarified that the Volkswagen group will in fact send Lamborghini’s Stefano Domenicali as its representative at the meeting scheduled to discuss the future path of F1’s engine rules.

“The goal of the meeting on Friday is to get the opinion of the manufacturers about how we should go forward with the power units in the future,” said Mercedes chief Toto Wolff.

“It will not be only the manufacturers who are currently involved in Formula 1 who are present.”
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Currently, only Ferrari, Renault and Honda race in F1 along with Mercedes, but Auto Bild said there will be “at least eight” manufacturers in total at Friday’s meeting.

Making up the numbers are reportedly another Japanese carmaker, and possibly Cosworth.

An Audi spokesman said: “Even if we attend the meeting, an entry into Formula 1 is not an issue for us at the moment.”

Auto Bild said another figure at the meeting will be Mario Illien, the Ilmor chief and well-known engine guru who most recently helped Renault and Red Bull.

The report said Illien is now working with McLaren.

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