Honda will continue its relationship with Red Bull and remain its engine and powertrain supplier till 2025.
Honda who earlier decided to quit F1 and end its ties with Red Bull by the end of the year 2022 is starting to reconsider its decision. It was surprising and worrying for Honda to back down from F1 after just getting Max Verstappen his maiden World Championship.
Earlier when Honda decided to quit Red Bull decided to develop its own powertrain unit with the help and support from Honda. For it, the team even did heavy investments by signing in Engineers and technicians from different teams. They even set up a new development division in its Milton Keynes facility.
Red Bull and Honda will be back!
Red Bull boss Helmut Marko spoke about Honda’s decision to be back in F1. “The engines will be manufactured in Japan until 2025, we will not touch them at all. That means that the rights and all these things will remain with the Japanese, which is important for 2026 because it makes us newcomers.”
Red Bull who are already eying for the future is sure to continue on its path to developing its won powertrain unit. With Honda’s decision to stay till 2025 they can be safe about any power issues. Honda is even looking to close the gap between Japan and Red Bull are looking forward to setting up its own consultancy.
After Max Verstappen’s victory, Marko hinted Honda now is really looking to be back in F1 with full force. “In the course of our ever-greater successes, a certain rethinking has taken place among the Japanese.”
“It was initially planned that they would only make our motors for 2022. Now it has been decided that this will continue until 2025, which is, of course, a huge advantage for us.”
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