It’s official, Audi selected Sauber as a strategic partner to enter the 2026 Formula 1 season. The Swiss racing team will compete as the Audi factory team from 2026 onwards using the power unit developed by the automaker. They are currently developing the power unit, which consists of an electric motor, battery, control systems and a combustion engine, in Neuburg an der Donau
Audi is set to enter the world of F1 racing starting in 2026 using a specially developed hybrid power unit built in Germany. There are new technical rules that will go in effect from 2026 that focus on greater electrification as well as advanced sustainable fuel. Plus, a cost cap for power unit manufacturers will be introduced in 2023.
To celebrate the Australian Grand Prix this weekend in Melbourne, LEGO teamed up with McLaren to build a life-sized F1 car using 288,315 parts. It took a team of 27 brick artists a total of 1,893-hours to build 18.7-foot long and 7.9-foot wide race car.
The LEGO Technic (42141) McLaren Formula 1 Race Car is a must have for any racing fan, as it’s not just a static set. It’s modeled after its real-life counterpart, complete with a V6 cylinder engine that boasts moving pistons, steering that can be activated from the cockpit, as well as a suspension and a differential lock.
Before you ask why an ARRMA Limitless R/C car would take on a Red Bull F1 vehicle, just know that the former is capable of a top speed of over 100 mph. That’s right, this 1/7 scale beast is powered by a brushless mid-motor that sends power to all wheels, all running on two LiPo batteries.