Volkswagen has confirmed it is eyeing a role in Formula One as an engine supplier, not as a team owner, if it enters the sport as expected from 2013.
That is according to former grand prix driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, who is now VW's motorsport representative.
Stuck told German magazine Sport Bild "it is clear that we are looking at Formula One," but that VW is "waiting for the FIA's decision in respect of the use of a world engine”.
Stuck also confirmed that VW would not have "[its] own team like Mercedes".
F1 is expected to switch to turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engines mated to KERS from 2013, but the sport is also keen on improving the efficiency of the current 2.4-litre V8 units in the mean time.