Formula one is not in Volkswagen's sights within the next three years, the German carmaker's motor racing representative Hans-Joachim Stuck insists. BMW-Sauber team boss Mario Theissen suggested last weekend that other European manufacturers, including VW, Audi and Porsche, are interested in the sport's current direction, including measures to rationalize budgets and road-relevant technologies like KERS.

"For a global automobile company such as Volkswagen, formula one is always a topic," Stuck, who contested grands prix as a driver in the 70s, told the German language newspaper Vorarlberger Nachrichten.

Adding that part of his role is to communicate with "powerful" figures including Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone, Stuck explained: "An entry within the next three years is however not realistic. There are still uncertainties in the regulations -- (like) the engine freeze."