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VW: Williams keen on Formula 1 support

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Williams is looking for Formula One support by VW.

Frank Williams wants his F1 team to be used to run Volkswagen Group’s expected entry into the sport from 2013, according to a report in Germany.

Williams last won a race in 2004 when it was supported by the works BMW outfit, before it switched to Sauber. The British team has used Toyota and Cosworth engines since then in a period of relative uncompetitiveness and Williams is keen to see works power return to the team.

“We are stronger with a manufacturer than as a private team,” Williams told Bild. “No question. And of course we have an affinity with Germany. I remember well, quite early on, we went to the races with VW buses – we sometimes even slept in them.