Prodrive boss David Richards says his company will not consider joining Formula 1 before the 2013 season, and admits his main focus right now is elsewhere.
Prodrive was one of the teams that applied to enter F1 last year but it was not granted an entry, and although the FIA re-opened the selection process for this season, the company decided against applying. With major regulation changes taking place in 2013, Richards admits it would only be then when Prodrive would consider F1 again. He made it clear, however, that Prodrive's main focus right now is the WRC and Le Mans.
"We always keep a close eye on everything, but my priority today is to get the Mini up and running for the World Rally Championship and to get Aston Martin competitive in time for Le Mans," said Richards at the AUTOSPORT International motorsports show in Birmingham, England.
"The obvious next point to look at Formula 1 is 2013 with the massive change in regulations that come along at that point in time, and if you were to consider an entry that would be the time to go."