Honda and Red Bull Racing extend partnership to 2026
In 2021, Honda was the last engine supplier in F1. However, the brand entered into a one-year supporting partnership with Red Bull Racing. Honda now announ ces that it will also remain an engine supplier to Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri in the coming years. Both parties have signed an agreement through the end of 2025.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner: “Red Bull’s partnership with Honda has been incredibly successful and we are pleased that this will continue until the end of the current era of the FIA’s power unit regulations in 2025.”
That the power unit (PU) would come from Japan in the coming years was already clear, but with the new agreement it has also been agreed that the technical support at the Milton Keynes plant will also be provided by the Japanese. Starting in 2026, F1 will switch to a new power source and the paths of the two parties will definitively separate. According to solid rumors, a Porsche powerplant will be in the back of Verstappen’s Red Bull car starting in 2026.
Red Bull Racing advisor Dr. Helmut Marko on the deal: “We thank Honda for their positive response to our cooperation. We are happy to continue our partnership in F1 with the power units supplied by Honda until the end of 2025. We have enjoyed a successful relationship to date, winning the drivers’ title in 2021 and currently leading in both championships It is our goal to secure the two 2022 titles.”