Once more, Audi has extinguished rumours of the brand’s entry into Formula 1. Stefan Knirsh, new technical head at Audi, dismissed such a possibility. According to Autocar UK, he said that it was “absolutely not a topic” for the company at the moment.

“We are focusing on the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and DTM. We want to win Le Mans in a championship, where electric and hybrid technology plays a very major role, while we are in discussions with the DTM about when we can introduce this kind of technology,” said Knirsh.

This is not the first time Audi has rejected the idea of entering Formula 1. Mid last year, the company’s CEO also ruled out a much-speculated engine deal with the Red Bull Racing (RBR) team to replace its weak Renault engines with Audi-derived ones.

It was then reported that the Volkswagen Group was keen to take over the RBR F1 team by entering Audi into the competition come year 2018. But all that looks to be over now.